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Anna Schecter Zigler Named CBS News Senior Producer

Anna Schecter Zigler, an award-winning journalist and producer, has been named senior coordinating producer for CBS News and Stations’ new Crime and Public Safety Unit. She will be based in New York and begin on June 17, 2024.

Anna Schecter Zigler

As the leader of this newly established beat, Crime, Schecter Zigler will guide a team of dedicated journalists from across all CBS News and Stations units to identify, develop and produce distinctive content for crime and public safety issues for all programs and platforms.

She will also report on air for CBS News 24/7 and CBS News and Stations programs.

Schecter Zigler brings two decades of experience as a producer and journalist to CBS News. She has spent the past 13 years at NBC News, most recently as senior producer and head of special projects for the NBC News Investigative Unit.

During her tenure at NBC, she oversaw multiplatform investigative projects featured on “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” “Dateline” and NBCNews.com. She was also a regular contributor to NBC News Now and MSNBC.

“Crime and public safety are of the highest priority to our viewers and we’re committed to advancing reporting that will bring deeper insights and solutions on these issues across CBS News and Stations,” said Adrienne Roark, president of Content Development and Integration, CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures. 

“Anna is a multi-level player who can report, produce and effectively lead teams to create engaging stories. We’re thrilled to have her on the team.”

“I am honored and excited to be joining the esteemed team of journalists at CBS News,” said Schecter Zigler. “In this new role I look forward to breaking stories that help shape our national conversation.

I am eager to collaborate with the CBS Innovation Lab, CBS stations around the country, and CBS News powerhouse programs to shine a light for our viewers on issues that matter the most.

CBS News delivers the most insightful coverage out there, and I feel privileged to be joining this extraordinary team.”

Before NBC News, Schecter Zigler was a producer with the ABC News Investigative Unit, where she produced impactful investigative reports for “20/20,” “Nightline,” “World News Tonight” and “Good Morning America.”

Schecter Zigler’s work has earned her numerous journalism honors, including a Peabody Award, a George Polk Award, and several News & Documentary Emmys.

She graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and French. She holds a certificate in Chinese and American Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies’ Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

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