Mark X. Lima, a proven newsroom leader and award-winning journalist, has been named CBS News’ West Coast Bureau Chief, where he will oversee the organization’s news-gathering in the western region for all broadcasts and platforms. Lima, who most recently served as the Vice President of News for Univision/Fusion, brings extensive experience in executive management, team building and innovation to this new role. Lima will begin August 24 and report to Kim Godwin, CBS News’ Executive Vice President of News.

“Mark is a gifted news executive who knows how to manage people and lead teams to create their best work,” said Godwin. “The depth and breadth of his experience in broadcast and digital journalism will be an immediate asset for CBS News in covering our ever-changing world.”

While at Univision/Fusion, he also served as the executive producer of the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning weekly Facebook Watch program “Real America with Jorge Ramos.” He also created a variety of programs and documentaries targeted toward millennial audiences.

“Mark is an incredibly talented journalist, who has held a series of key leadership positions where he’s had an indelible impact on those newsrooms,” said Susan Zirinsky, President and Senior Executive Producer of CBS News. “We are proud to have him leading our team on the west coast.”

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to join CBS News and to return to Los Angeles to work with the talented journalists in the L.A. bureau,” Lima said.

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