Marsha Cooke, a CBS News journalist and executive with more than two decades of experience at the Network, has been named Vice President, News Services for CBS News, it was announced today by CBS News President David Rhodes. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Cooke, who has been with CBS News since 1993, will lead Newspath, CBS News’ satellite news gathering organization, which provides news and information to 200 CBS affiliates nationwide and to broadcasters around the world.
Cooke replaces Kurt Davis, who in April 2016 was named Executive Vice President of Affiliate Relations for the CBS Television Network.
“Newspath needs to be the most competitive affiliate newsfeed, maintain excellent client relationships, and look for digital opportunities wherever possible,” said Rhodes. “Marsha’s career as a manager from Beijing to the broadcast center-and her recent experience at CBSN-make her the ideal colleague to continue these priorities as an executive.”
Cooke is an Emmy-winning veteran journalist who has held several key positions throughout her tenure with the news division. During that time Cooke has been integral to the Network’s coverage on some of the biggest stories of this generation domestically and around the world.
Most recently, Cooke was Executive Editor of Content at CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news network, where she led the unit’s push into original documentaries and helped guide breaking news coverage of the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks, the San Bernardino shooting, devastating storms throughout the country and the ongoing race for the White House.
Before moving to CBSN, Cooke was Senior Broadcast Producer for the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.”
Prior to joining the “CBS Evening News” in 2014, Cooke was CBS News’ Asia Bureau Chief, a position she held since 2009. She worked as a CBS News producer in Tokyo and Beijing from 2006 until 2009.
Earlier, she was a producer for the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.” She began her career with CBS News in the Los Angeles bureau.
Cooke is a graduate of Temple University.
She is based at the CBS News headquarters in New York.