Northwest pubcasting network hires former CBS News bureau chief as news director

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Former CBS News London Bureau Chief John Paxson has joined Murrow Public Media/Northwest Public Radio and Northwest Public Television, in the new position of news director. While at CBS News he supervised staff in London, Paris, Bonn, Tel Aviv, Moscow and Johannesburg. He oversaw the network’s coverage of conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also spent 10 years as a Voice of America correspondent based in Chicago, as well as a CBS News producer in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York.

In his new position he will direct increased regional news coverage for the 15 radio and two TV stations licensed to Washington State University in Pullman. His wife, former ABC News correspondent Lucrezia Cuen, is a native of the area.

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