Harvey Nagler To Retire From VP/Radio Post At CBS News
November 14, 2016 at 11:42 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has confirmed that longtime CBS NEWS VP/Radio HARVEY NAGLER is retiring, effective JANUARY 6th.
In a note sent to staff TODAY (11/14), NAGLER said, "There is never a good time to leave but there is a right time. So, after 50 years in radio, the past 18 here at CBS NEWS, now is the right time for me to sign off.
"I feel very confident that I am leaving our network in the most capable of hands. I am pleased that we have renewed our relationship with WESTWOOD, thus securing our future. I am not stopping work completely, but going to slow down by doing some consulting work. My last day here is FRIDAY, JANUARY 6th.
"This has been a hard decision. You are an extraordinarily talented group of individuals and you have made my job richly rewarding. It has been my privilege to work with you.
"I leave with a great sense of accomplishment. Over the last 10 years you have won more than 50 EDWARD R. MURROW Awards, including Overall Excellence seven years in a row, a record that is not likely to be replicated. These honors have covered such major events as 9/11, the invasion of Iraq, the death of OSAMA BIN LADEN, terrorist attacks throughout the world, the elections of Presidents BUSH and OBAMA, Superstorm Sandy, the mass shootings at SANDY HOOK and many more. You and I have truly been a witness to – and have reported - the first drafts of history ... As the industry continues to evolve I am proud that we have been able to change with it while maintaining the finest traditions of CBS NEWS and the highest standards of journalism.
"I wish you all the best and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing with me the job of a lifetime."
NAGLER was named VP/Radio in 1998 after serving as GM of CBS RADIO NEWS in 1997-98 and Director of News and Programming for News WCBS-A/NEW YORK in 1987-97. Before that, he worked at UNITED STATIONS RADIO NETWORKS/RKO RADIO NETWORKS and ABC RADIO NETWORKS and started his career as a reporter at WCTC-A/NEW BRUNSWICK after graduating from RUTGERS. Along the way, he and his networks won many of the top awards in radio news, including the RTDNA's EDWARD R. MURROW Award, BARNEY OLDFIELD Award, and JOHN F. HOGAN Distinguished Service Award, and the RTDNF's First Amendment Service Award.