Christy Tanner is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS News Digital. In this role, she oversees strategy and operations for CBS News on all digital platforms, including CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News’ digital streaming news network featuring live, anchored coverage across platforms, and the mobile apps for CBS News, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours. CBS News Digital is the #1 broadcast network for video engagement, with 61.1 minutes per viewer and 12.2 videos per viewer, according to comScore.
Tanner was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS Interactive Media, a group of premier entertainment brands including TV Guide, Last.FM, Metacritic, CHOW, MetroLyrics, and TV.com. Tanner joined CBS Interactive through the company’s acquisition of TV Guide Digital, where she served as CEO. Under her leadership, the TV Guide brand and business were transformed, with impressive growth for TVGuide.com, which now averages more than 20 million monthly uniques; the introduction of TV Guide Mobile apps, now with more than 12 million installations among iOS and Android devices; and development of the Watchlist, an award-winning, personalized, next-generation guide with more than 2 million registered users. Tanner also orchestrated for TV Guide the strategic acquisitions of Fav.tv and Roundbox mobile apps businesses, and created important partnerships with ABC, Comcast, The CW, HBO, Hulu, NBC, Sony and more.
A widely recognized authority on digital media, Tanner makes frequent TV appearances to discuss digital, mobile and entertainment trends. She also participates in industry events and delivers keynote presentations at conferences such as DLD, the Advertising Age Social TV Conference, VARIETY’s TV Summit and more.
Prior to joining TV Guide Digital, Tanner held executive positions with The Washington Post Company and Reed Elsevier. She began her career as a journalist for The Associated Press.
Outside of the office, Tanner is a judge for the Echoing Green Startup competition, is a committee member of 10×10, a global campaign to educate women and girls in developing countries, and serves as vice chair of the Groton Women’s Network and as a Digital Hollywood advisory board member. She also is an advisor to several startups.
Tanner earned a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.