SMPA Alumnus Named Executive Producer of CBS Evening News

CBS News
January 26, 2018


School of Media and Public Affairs alumnus Mosheh Oinounou, BA '04, has been named executive producer of the “CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor” beginning Feb. 5. CBS News President David Rhodes announced the move earlier this week after Jeff Glor began as the new “CBS Evening News” anchor in December.

Oinounou is a mentor for the SMPA Career Access Network program which helps students learn real-world advice from distinguished alumni and friends of the school and graduated from SMPA with a B.A. in Political Communication.

“As executive producer of the 'CBS Evening News,' Mosheh will have a unique opportunity to shape a newscast that reaches millions of viewers each week. This promotion is a testament to his talent, his commitment to journalism and years of hard work. We are proud that he is part of the SMPA family,” said SMPA director Frank Sesno.  

Oinounou joined CBS News in 2011 as a senior producer of “CBS This Morning” where he oversaw Washington and political coverage for the program, including several interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush and a wide range of business and political leaders. He later helped to coordinate daily coverage out of New York.

In 2014, Oinounou was brought in to help manage the launch of CBSN, the first-of-its-kind 24/7 live streaming network news service and became the first executive producer of the 24/7 live streaming news service in 2014.

Oinounou won an   Emmy Award in 2013 for Outstanding Investigative Journalism as the senior producer of the “CBS This Morning” report “Exposing the Business of Congress.”

He also oversaw “CBSN: On Assignment,” a docu-style newsmagazine series which aired in the summer of 2017 and contributed to the launch of “CBS This Morning” as a senior producer for the program in 2011.

“Mosheh brings a rare combination of energy, creativity and digital experience which will be of great value as we continue to develop the 'CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor,'” said CBS News President David Rhodes.

“I look forward to working with Jeff and the talented team at 'CBS Evening News.' It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work on this broadcast as we make it even more relevant in the 24/7 digital world,” said Oinounou.

Prior to joining CBS News, Oinounou served as the international editor for Bloomberg Television where he managed foreign news coverage. He also managed onsite coverage of the 2011 Sendai earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil spill.

Before Bloomberg Television, Oinounou was a producer and researcher at Fox News Channel for “Fox News Sunday.” He also served as a Capitol Hill producer and an embedded campaign reporter for the network covering the 2008 presidential campaigns of Rudy Giuliani and John McCain.