‘CBS Evening News’ names interim EP

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Al Ortiz has been named interim executive producer of “CBS Evening News.”

Ortiz takes over from Jay Shaylor.

Ortiz was previously EP of “Evening” under Dan Rather and has been the vice president of standards and practices for the division for the past seven years.

He’s been with CBS News for 43 years, having started in the CBS News Radio arm back in 1977. Over the years, he also served as a foreign editor, London bureau chief and chief of the Washington, D.C. bureau.