CBS news chief Neeraj Khemlani is stepping down from his position at the company.
Khemlani sent a note to CBS staff announcing his departure and sharing that he will be moving into a new chapter with a multi-year, multi-platform first-look deal with the company to develop content such as documentaries, scripted series and books for Simon & Schuster.
“It’s an opportunity that allows me to write, report and develop stories I’ve long craved,” he wrote, before going on to list all the success the news network had during his tenure as chief executive. has had.
“There is no question that this has been a transformative period,” he continued. “We built the best morning show in CBS News history, redesigned our streaming channel, and invested in the reporters and the DC Bureau — including the Evening News — to position the network for excellence in the next presidential election.”
He explained that CBS maintained its No. 1 ranking in its weekend programming, developed and launched plans to increase sales, and brought forward and promoted people within the company. Khemlani also expressed his pride in what the entire team has achieved that has made the division even stronger.
“With all this progression in mind, I know now is the right time for me to shift gears and focus on the reporting I love, the creative content I love, and most importantly, the family where I love,” he concluded. “While I will no doubt miss living with so many wonderful colleagues, I look forward to putting my reporter’s notebook back in my pocket and embarking on a new adventure.”
More to come.