CBS S.F. Selects Veteran Producer, ND for Top Role


SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. — For nearly four years, he’s been the Senior Director of News and Content for Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles, the Charter Communications MVPD-delivered all-news channel serving Southern California.

Starting March 28, he’ll be in charge of CBS News and Stations‘ two broadcast television properties serving San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and all points in the DMA.

Taking the President/GM role for KPIX-5 and The CW Network-affiliated KBCW-44, branded as “Cable 12” across the Bay Area, is Scott Warren.

Warren will report to President of CBS Stations Jennifer Mitchell, and comes to KPIX and KBCW with a resume that includes 2 years as the Executive Producer of “Michaela” on Turner’s HLN cable TV network; 20 months as a nightside executive producer at FOX O&O WFLD-32 in Chicago; 15 months as a senior executive producer at The Weather Channel, where he launched a morning show with veteran WABC-7 in New York meteorologist Sam Champion at the helm; and nearly three years between 2008-2010 as an executive producer at KTLA-5 in Los Angeles.

Warren is no stranger to San Francisco, however, and was an E.P. at KTVU-2 from 2004-2008.

Between 2011-2013, Warren was outside of the TV business, spending a year creating and producing original tablet and mobile phone apps for Ringier Studios in Foster City before joining K-1 Global as an E.P. coordinating all aspects of “a major sporting event,” Warren says on his LinkedIn profile.

Warren began his career in 1988 as Producer for CNN in Los Angeles. Four years later, he became a producer for E! Entertainment Network. Warren’s entry into broadcast television came in 1996, with his appointment as Asst. News Director for KOLD-13 in Tucson.

From 2000-2001, he was the E.P. for CBS O&O KTVT-11 in Dallas-Fort Worth, making his new appointment a return to the CBS fold.

Wendy McMahon, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations, commented on Warren’s appointment. “We are excited to have someone with Scott’s extensive multiplatform experience joining us to lead our operations in the Bay Area,” McMahon said. “Over the course of his 25-plus years in the media industry, he has established impressive credentials as both an innovator and team leader. We look forward to having him guide our team at CBS San Francisco to new heights across our broadcast, streaming and digital platforms.”

Warren, a graduate of California State University Northridge (CSUN), added, “The Bay Area holds a special place in my heart. For me and my family, there is no other place like it in the world. I feel honored to join Wendy McMahon, Jennifer Mitchell and the talented KPIX team, and embrace the deep storytelling tradition of CBS as we serve the people of the Bay Area.”

Warren also majored in communications at the University of Arkansas.

— RBR+TVBR West Coast Bureau