Paramount has appointed William Riddick as VP, HR of CBS News and Digital. Hanold Associates’ Jason Hanold, Adam Watson and Val Lopez led this New York City-based search.
As VP, HR of CBS News & Digital, William will oversee people strategies for the CBS News NY Shows & Digital organizations and lead a team of HR business partners. He will serve as a strategic HR thought leader to senior management teams of 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS Mornings, CBS Saturday & Sunday Mornings, CBS News Streaming, CBS News.com, CBS News Documentaries, Social Media, Race & Culture and Affiliate Relations/Special Events. Prior to joining Paramount, William served as VP HR at Fiserv and Executive Director HR at Cox Media Group.
Paramount is a leading global media company that delivers premium content to a worldwide audience across its platforms. The organization connects with billions of people and has a global reach of more than 4.3 billion subscribers across more than 180 countries through its studios, networks, streaming services, live events, merchandise and more. Paramount owns recognizable brands such as BET, Comedy Central, Country Music Television, MTV, Nickelodeon and Showtime. The organization is publicly traded on the NASDAQ as PARA and has a market cap of more than $21 billion. In 2021, the company had revenues of $28.59 billion, with growth coming across all revenue types. The organization has 23,000 employees and is headquartered in New York City.