Christy Tanner is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS News Digital. In this role, she oversees CBS News on all digital platforms, including CBSN, CBS News’ digital streaming news network featuring live, anchored coverage across platforms, as well as CBSNews.com, mobile apps and OTT apps.
Under Tanner’s leadership, CBSN has delivered tremendous growth, drawing an audience with an average age of 38 and delivering more than 280 million live streams in 2017, up 17% from 2016. In addition, CBSNews.com continues to reach an even greater audience, with unique visitors up 20% year-over-year during 2017.
During her tenure at CBS News Digital, Tanner has spearheaded the growth of the CBSN Originals documentary series and continually expanded distribution to make CBSN available on every major platform.
Formerly, Tanner was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS Interactive Media, a group of premier entertainment brands. Tanner joined CBS Interactive through the company’s acquisition of TV Guide Digital, where as CEO she transformed the business for an on-demand, streaming audience. She previously held executive positions with The Washington Post Company, Wolters Kluwer and Reed Elsevier.
Tanner currently is co-chair of Digital Content Next, the leading trade organization serving premium digital content companies, and is chair of the Groton Women’s Network.