CBS News Ups Sonya McNair To SVP/Communications
June 6, 2011 at 12:26 PM (PT)
CBS NEWS VP of Communications SONYA MCNAIR has been upped to SVP/Communications, while KELLI RAFTERY, Dir./Communications for CBS ENTERTAINMENT, has been named VP/Communications for CBS NEWS, according to TV NEWSCHECK.
MCNAIR, who will oversee all media and talent relations and will represent CBS RADIO NEWS as well as CBSNEWS.COM and the company's polling unit, joined CBS NEWS as a consultant and was later named VP of Communications; she previously worked at TIME INC.'s ESSENCE COMMUNICATIONS, FOX BROADCASTING CO., and ABC NEWS.
RAFTERY, daughter of CBS and ESPN college basketball analyst and former SETON HALL coach BILL RAFTERY, joined CBS as a freelancer in MARCH 2010 and previously worked at SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and, before that, with CBS, including a stint at CBS SPORTS.