Dana McClintock
Dana McClintock

Dana McClintock, who launched the “Late Show with David Letterman” at CBS in 1993, will succeed the retiring Gil Schwarz as chief communications officer at the broadcaster.

He will assume PR, media relations, corporate and internal communications duties when Schwartz exits Nov. 1.

At CBS, McClintock worked at CBS Sports as director of Olympic communications during the Nagano Games and then switched to the corporate side becoming VP in 1999, senior VP in 2002 and executive VP in 2013.

He’s eager to “communicate CBS Corp.’s bright future.”

McClintock reports to Joe Ianniello, who moved into the acting CEO spot with the decision of chief Les Moonves to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Dick Parsons, former Time Warner CEO and Citigroup chairman, assumed the acting chairman role of CBS on Sept. 25.

He’s an ally of National Amusements Inc’s Shari Redstone, CBS vice chair and controlling stockholder who was involved in a legal struggle with Moonves.