President, CBS Television Stations

December 2019

Peter Dunn is President of CBS Television Stations, CBS’ group of 27 owned-and-operated television stations and the stations’ digital platforms. He was named to the position in November 2009.

Dunn has also served as President and General Manager of WCBS-TV New York, the flagship of the CBS Television Network, since 2005. He also oversees New York independent station WLNY-TV, which was acquired by CBS in 2012.

In December 2018, CBS became the first major media company to start launching local direct-to-consumer streaming news services in major markets across the country. Under Dunn’s leadership and with the support of CBS Interactive, the Company has launched CBSN Local services in New York, Los Angeles and Boston and will soon add services in the 10 other markets where the CBS Television Stations group has local news operations.

In 2017 Dunn was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. The same publication named him large-market General Manager of the Year in 2009.

Previously, Dunn was President of Sales for CBS Television Stations. Dunn also served as President and General Manager of CBS’ Philadelphia stations KYW and WPSG.  

Before coming to CBS in 2002, Dunn served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the NBC Television Stations Division. He also worked as local sales manager, national sales manager and account manager for WNBC-TV, which he joined in 1997.

From 1987-1997, Dunn worked at ABC Television Stations as an account executive for both ABC Spot Sales and WABC-TV. He also worked as a sales manager for Katz TV in Boston, and served as national sales manager for WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y.

Active in the industry and in the community, Dunn serves on several boards, including the International Radio and Television Society Foundation, Emma L. Bowen Foundation, Television Bureau of Advertising, Inc., New York State Broadcasters Association, Telecare and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Dunn graduated from Niagara University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, and started his career at WUTV-TV in Buffalo.