Howard's time ticks at '60 II'

Grossman, Andrew
November 2003
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;11/18/2003, Vol. 381 Issue 18, p6
Josh Howard, a veteran producer at CBS News' television program "60 Minutes" and a protease of several of the unit's most iconic figures, will take over the reins at "60 Minutes II" in June, 2004, replacing Jeffrey Pager, who is moving over to head the venerable Sunday night newsmagazine, the company said. Howard's ascension surprised few inside the news business because of his close ties to Fager and other CBS executives, including Dan Rather, Mike Wallace and Don Hewitt, the founder of "60 Minutes," who is stepping down from the show after this season. Howard moved up to executive editor in June 2003 in a promotion that was widely seen as grooming him for the "60 Minutes II" slot. The move maintains a sense of continuity within the magazine division.


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