Mark Lima Named CBS News Washington Bureau Chief

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CBS News named Mark Lima, previously its West Coast bureau chief, to oversee its Washington bureau, part of a broadening of senior executives at the pivotal outpost.

The Washington bureau has taken on more importance in recent years, owing to a decision to move production of “CBS Evening News” to the nation’s capital in 2019.

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As part of the moves, Mary Hager, executive producer of “Face The Nation,” was given the additional role of executive editor of politics. Matthew Mosk, a veteran of ABC News, was named senior investigative editorial director.

“We are investing in the future of CBS News by continuing to strengthen our newsgathering and investigative reporting – much of which originates out of Washington,” said Neeraj Khemlani, co-president of CBS’ news and stations unit, in a statement. “We are putting together a strong team ahead of the midterms and presidential elections, who will bring a fresh multiplatform perspective to their respective areas and continue to make CBS News a destination for top political reporting and exclusive investigations.”

Lima, who joined CBS News in 2020, takes up his new duties on January 17. an accomplished, multiplatform news executive and award-winning journalist, will assume his new role as vice president and Washington bureau chief for CBS News on Jan. 17. He previously logged stints with Univision and ABC News. .

Hager, who has served as the executive producer of “Face The Nation” for more than a decade, will assume editorial oversight over politics. She joined the CBS News Washington bureau in 1991.

Mosk will join CBS News on Feb. 7 and will lead the investigative unit based in Washington, D.C. Mosk spent the past 12 years at ABC News, where he was a senior investigative producer overseeing enterprise reporting about Washington and politics, including during the past three presidential campaigns. He helped lead ABC News’ Washington-based team, covering the Mueller investigation and Trump impeachments, and served as the senior investigative producer on the 2021 Hulu documentary “Out of the Shadows: The Man Behind the Steele Dossier.” Prior to ABC News, Mosk spent 10 years at the Washington Post.

Lorna Jones continues as deputy bureau chief of the Washington bureau, a role she has held since 2020.

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