NY Daily News Editor Named CBS News Director
Posted: 4/20/2012 | By:
Richard Huff has been named executive director, communications for CBS News, effective in May. In this position, Huff will be responsible for strategic communications and brand development across multiple platforms for 48 HOURS MYSTERY, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS News Productions and CBS News Primetime Specials. He will also contribute to the efforts of the department in support of all of CBS News.
Huff was most recently deputy features editor, television, at the New York Daily News. In this capacity, he was responsible for a daily two-page section, a weekly TV listings guide and oversight for TV coverage in the paper. He was additionally responsible for planning, staffing, editing, writing and layout coordination. As a critic and editor, Huff reported breaking news and developed feature stories. He also interviewed celebrities, identified trends and maintained contact with executives and stars working in network and local television. He created a widely-read column on local television and was often called on by TV networks and radio stations to discuss television topics for a variety of audiences. Huff joined the New York Daily News in 1993 as a staff writer and was promoted to TV editor in 2001.
Before joining the New York Daily News, Huff served as a New York correspondent for Daily Variety, developing and reporting breaking news and feature stories in the television sector of the entertainment business for daily publication. Prior to that, he was a staff reporter for The Hollywood Reporter, covering broadcast television, cable television, home video, music and other entertainment related issues for daily publication. Earlier, Huff served as associate editor for TWICE Magazine and editor of The Mt. Pleasant/Pleasantville Post in New York. He began his career in journalism at the Peekskill (NY) Evening Star.