Jeff Fager

Jeff Fager (born December 10, 1954) is the previous Chairman of CBS News and previous Executive Producer of 60 Minutes, the hour-long CBS news magazine made in 1968


Fager was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts to an Episcopalian family, the child of Margaret (nee Bulkley) and Dr. Charles Anthony Fager. He graduated from Colgate University in 1977. He started his vocation in communicate news in Boston and joined CBS News in 1982 from San Francisco, California station KPIX-TV, where he was a communicated maker.

Jeff Fager
Jeff Fager

Fager was Executive Producer of The CBS Evening News from 1996 to 1998 and held senior and field maker positions for that and other CBS News programs, including 60 Minutes. He left the Evening News in 1998 to end up the main Executive Producer of 60 Minutes II. In June 2004, he took on the situation of Executive Producer of 60 Minutes.

In February 2011, it was declared that Jeff Fager would lead the news division of CBS as Chairman of CBS News, a recently made position. Pair with the recently delegated president, David Rhodes, Fager would head CBS News while proceeding to official produce 60 Minutes.

In the wake of venturing in as Chairman of CBS News, Fager said he would “reestablish CBS News to where it ought to be, the place it should be,” utilizing the first announcing and narrating of 60 Minutes as a benchmark for its different news programs.

On January 1, 2015, Fager ventured down as administrator however proceeded in his official maker part of 60 Minutes until his 2018 takeoff from CBS News. David Rhodes keeps on filling in as President of the CBS News Division.

Individual life

Fager is hitched to Melinda Wooster; they live in New Canaan, Connecticut with their three youngsters.


In 2018, nineteen present and previous CBS representatives told The New Yorker that Jeff Fager, the previous administrator of CBS News and after that official maker of 60 Minutes, permitted badgering in the division. Six previous representatives likewise told The New Yorker that Fager, while intoxicated at organization parties, would contact workers in manners that made them awkward.

Jeff Fager
Jeff Fager

Fager left CBS News on September 12, 2018. CBS News announced that Fager had sent an undermining instant message to one of the system’s journalists when she looked for his reaction to the report in The New Yorker.


2007: Gerald Loeb Award

2012: Paul White Award, Radio Television Digital News Association