Neeraj Khemlani is president and co-head of CBS News and the CBS Television Stations. He began his new role in May 2021.
Khemlani and Wendy McMahon, also president and co-head of CBS News and Television Stations, are responsible for a newly formed division that unifies CBS News, CBS News Digital and CBS Television Stations. Together they have editorial and business oversight of CBS News broadcasts and operations; the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News’ premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service; CBS News local streaming networks; cbsnews.com; 28 CBS-owned stations and their Digital extensions; CBS News Audio; and CBS News’ affiliate service Newspath.
Khemlani is an award-winning journalist and experienced multiplatform news and media executive, who brings to the role a diverse background in television, digital media, cable networks and local news.
Prior to joining CBS News, Khemlani was executive vice president and deputy group head at Hearst Newspapers, overseeing 3,000 employees who publish print and digital subscription products for 24 dailies and 52 weeklies in cities across the country.
He has held senior positions since joining the company in 2009, including president and group head of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, the operating group responsible for Hearst’s cable network partnerships with Disney, including ESPN and A+E Networks, as well as production companies and digital video and music streaming businesses. During his tenure at Hearst, Khemlani also served as chief creative officer, where he worked to create products, content offerings and new user experiences across the company’s global brands.
In 2006, Khemlani joined Yahoo! Khemlani served as vice president and general manager of Yahoo! News & Information, where he led editorial, business and product efforts across news, tech, weather, and education verticals. In addition, he served as executive editor of Yahoo! Finance as well as head of Yahoo! Originals, where he produced President George W. Bush’s first streaming interview, an interactive political debate between Democratic presidential primary candidates in 2008, financial news programs, live fantasy football shows and concert series featuring bands like Coldplay. He also oversaw the 60 Minutes partnership with Yahoo! News and launched a strategic content partnership with ABC News.
Prior to Yahoo! News, Khemlani was a producer at CBS News for Dan Rather, Bob Simon and other…