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11.19.2020

ANDREA PARQUET-TAYLOR NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AND NEWS DIRECTOR AT CBS TELEVISION STATIONS’ LOS ANGELES PROPERTIES

LOS ANGELES – Veteran local television and news executive Andrea Parquet-Taylor has been named vice president and news director at CBS Television Stations’ local broadcast and digital properties in Los Angeles. The announcement was made today by Jay Howell, President and General Manager of KCBS-TV, KCAL-TV, CBSN Los Angeles and CBSLA.com.

Parquet-Taylor assumes this new role after having served as vice president and station manager at KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV, the ViacomCBS-owned stations in Dallas-Fort Worth, since June 2018. Prior to that, she was vice president and news director at KTVT/KTXA since February 2017.

Prior to joining CBS Television Stations, Parquet-Taylor served as the news director at WNCN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh-Durham; WXYZ-TV in Detroit; WRAL-TV and WRAZ-TV in Raleigh-Durham and WMAR-TV in Baltimore.

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Andrea since our time together at Media General, when I was in the corporate office and she was the news director at WNCN,” Howell said. “She is an outstanding news executive who never rests on her laurels, is highly regarded by the people who have worked with her and is always looking to break big stories. I am thrilled to have her join us here in Southern California and lead our news department.”

Peter Dunn, President and CEO, CBS Television Stations, added: “Andrea is a rising star within our station group. Our KCBS/KCAL/CBSN Los Angeles team is one of the biggest and finest local broadcast/digital news organizations in the country. They deserve an outstanding leader in the newsroom. I look forward to supporting Jay and Andrea in their efforts to get the most out of the considerable talent and resources we have in Los Angeles.”

“I am grateful for this tremendous opportunity to be part of the CBS Los Angeles family,” Parquet-Taylor said. “I appreciate the support I have received from Peter Dunn and Gary Schneider (KTVT/KTXA President and General Manager) during the past three-plus years. And while I will miss my friends and colleagues in Dallas-Fort Worth, I am excited to have a chance to reunite with Jay and work with everyone at CBS 2 and KCAL 9.”

Parquet-Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in communications arts and sciences from Michigan State University.

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