“He has great knowledge and contacts around the region and the network,” said CBS News West Coast bureau chief Mark Lima, who was named to that post in August. “He runs an efficient and responsible desk, and he is a tireless worker.”
Alann has years’ worth of experience producing morning and evening broadcasts at a number of stations including in Washington, D.C., before arriving in Los Angeles. The CBS exec has also taken on various roles as WUSA, WNCN and FiOS1 in New York.
Before joining CBS News, Alann worked at NBC, where he was a field producer. Throughout his career he has covered a number of national stories including the Parkland High School shooting and Hurricane Harvey among others.
“Dell understands and appreciates every member of every crew and the wise technical wizards that keep us together,” added CBS News president and senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky in a note announcing the hire. “Everyone I have talked to is thrilled. There’s one other trait that Dell has shown over the years …it’s his humanity.”