Former NBC News president Steve Capus has been tapped by CBS News as executive editor and executive producer of its evening news flagship.
Capus, the former EP of "NBC Nightly News" for four years before heading NBC News, is currently executive in residence at the international IESE Business School and is slated to join CBS in July.
The veteran journalist will manage the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" and advise all units of CBS News under president David Rhodes.
The appointment comes as CBS News is the focus of a New York magazine feature, "Benghazi and the Bombshell," on the rise and fall of suspended "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan.
Writer Joe Hagan reports that the "atmosphere at CBS has been toxic in recent months" under CBS News chairman and "60 Minutes" EP Jeff Fager as producers and correspondents told Hagan "they do not feel empowered to voice criticism."
The story, which some outlets have hit as sexist, speculates that Logan, who was suspended by CBS after a "60 Minutes" story she pushed about Benghazi was found to be flawed, may not return to the network, which is reportedly eying another "attractive, blonde, fluent in three foreign languages," foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward.