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Heyward succeeds Ober at CBS

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Andrew Heyward was named president of CBS News, replacing Eric Ober, who stepped down. The move, which had been expected, is the first major personnel shift concerning a CBS programming division since the network was acquired by Westinghouse Electric Corp. in December. Mr. Heyward had been executive producer of "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather" and VP of CBS News since October 1994.

It is not clear what will happen to Mr. Ober, but a statement from CBS President Peter Lund suggests Mr. Ober will be leaving CBS. "He has led CBS News during a time of change and challenge, and left the division well positioned to compete in the years to come. I want to thank him for his years of service and wish him all the best," stated Mr. Lund.

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