Steve Capus

Stephen Allan "Steve" Capus (born October 4, 1963) is an Executive Editor of CBS News.[1] He is the former president of NBC News.[2]

Steve Capus
Stephen Allan Capus

(1963-10-04) October 4, 1963 (age 57)
OccupationExecutive Producer of the CBS Evening News and Executive Editor of CBS News.
Spouse(s)Sophia Faskianos (m. 1996)

Early life and careerEdit

Steve Capus was born in 1963, the son of Jean and Paul Capus.[3] His mother is a teacher's aide; his father is a district manager for a dental supply company.[3] He graduated from William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pennsylvania, and went on to attend Temple University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1986. Capus began his journalism career in radio and print, working at several stations and daily newspapers in the Philadelphia area. Capus was a director at WCSD-FM, a nonprofit community radio station in Warminster, in the early 1980s. He worked at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia in 1986, and became an executive producer with KYW-TV in Philadelphia in 1990.

Capus moved to Charlotte, N.C. in 1993, joining the NBC News team as the senior producer of NBC Nightside, an overnight news program.

Capus then continued his career with NBC in Manhattan. During this time, he was the broadcast producer of "NBC News Sunrise" and then the supervising producer for Today. From 1997 to May 2001, Capus was the executive producer of MSNBC's The News with Brian Williams. He was also the executive producer of numerous NBC News breaking reports and MSNBC special broadcasts. Among them were the 2000 presidential primaries and election, the “Summit in Silicon Valley” with Tom Brokaw and the political series 100 Days, 1000 Voices.

Capus was the executive producer of NBC Nightly News from May 2001 to June 2005. During this time, Capus was the executive producer for NBC News' coverage of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, the war in Iraq, and the "Decision 2002-2004" political coverage.

Capus was then promoted to senior vice president of NBC News, where he led the network news division, was executive in charge of MSNBC, MSNBC and digital and mobile properties, and NBC News radio.

Capus served as a member of the following boards: NBC/Microsoft Joint Venture, The Weather Channel and, and The Newseum in Washington, DC.

President of NBC NewsEdit

In November 2005, Capus was named president of NBC News. Capus has served as the arbiter of issues involving ethics, style, standards, safety and other matters that affected the Division's journalistic bearing. Capus reported to Steve Burke, chief executive officer of NBC Universal.

Capus announced February 1, 2013 that he was leaving the network.[4]

Steve Capus joined IESE Business School as Executive in Residence, to share his expertise.[5] Steve Capus started a blog in January 2014 with stories and analysis about entrepreneurs, leadership, communications, journalism, politics, transformation, innovation, The Digital Revolution and big ideas.

CBS NewsEdit

On May 6, 2014, CBS News announced that Capus would join the Network as Executive Editor of CBS News and Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News. In his role as Executive Editor of CBS News, Capus' multi-platform expertise, as well as his decades of newsgathering and production experience, provides a key resource to the entire news division. Capus also brings his extensive management and award-winning journalism experience to the CBS Evening News as Executive Producer. He was dismissed of those duties on January 23, 2018, and replaced in that capacity by Mosheh Oinounou.[6][7]

CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager lauded Capus as a successful journalist and news manager and said that “he is a real pro with an extraordinary record, and we are fortunate to have him joining us at CBS News.” In the announcement, CBS News President David Rhodes said that “Steve will make the Evening News more competitive than ever and will make our management team stronger than ever.”[1] In January 2018, it was announced that he would be replaced by Mosheh Oinounou as executive producer of CBS Evening News.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1996, he married former NBC News producer Sophia Faskianos in a Greek Orthodox ceremony in Dover, New Hampshire.[3] He has three children.[9]



  1. ^ a b "Steve Capus Joins CBS News as Executive Producer of the "CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley" and Executive Editor of CBS News".
  2. ^ Stelter, Brian. "In Wake of Restructuring, NBC News President Quits". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Sophia Faskianos, Stephen Capus". December 29, 1996.
  4. ^ "President Steve Capus leaving NBC News". Politico. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Steve Capus, Former Head of NBC News, Joins IESE". IESE Business School, University of Navarra. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Former NBC News President Steve Capus Now Out at CBS Evening News". January 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Mosheh Oinounou will succeed Steve Capus as executive producer of 'CBS Evening News'". Los Angeles Times. January 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "CBS News appoints new leader for evening newscast". Bellingham Herald. January 23, 2018.[permanent dead link]
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  10. ^ "2004 Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Archived from the original on August 26, 2012 – via Internet Archive.

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