Jeff Fager’s former position of executive producer of “60 Minutes” may soon be filled.
We may learn sometime this week who the new EP will be and right now, the odds-on favorite is “48 Hours” producer Susan Zirinsky.
Zirinsky is a CBS lifer, having joined up in 1972 as a callow 20-year-old and working her way up through the ranks.
The “60 Minutes” interim EP is Bill Owens, Zirinsky’s prime competitor.
Owens had been Fager’s chief deputy at the program.
So far, nobody at the network is talking.