Howard Stringer Poster

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Executive Vice President, CBS News (1984-1986)

Was named Chairman & CEO of the Sony Corporation Worldwide (he was previously head of Sony Corporation of America, which was all of Sony's Entertainment Assets, such as Columbia & TriStar movie studios, television units, music enterprises, and home video units). This was a landmark change in Sony's organization because this was the first time a westerner was tapped to lead a traditional Japanese-run company [2005].

Was responsible for wooing David Letterman over to CBS when he was president of CBS in the early 1990's. Letterman took the contract over a dispute of not being named the successor to Johnny Carson on NBC's The Tonight Show [1993].

Fought in the Vietnam War and was given the U.S. Army Commendation Medal for meritorious achievement for service in Vietnam (1965-1967)

Hired Andrew Lack (former President & COO of the NBC Television Network) to run Sony Music Entertainment after Tommy Mottola stepped down. Lack and Stringer worked together at CBS News in the 1980's.

Executive Producer of "CBS Reports" (1976-1981)

President of CBS, Inc. (1988-1995)

President of CBS News (1986-1988)

Became a U.S Citizen in 1985

Executive Producer of "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" (1981-1984)

Was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1999 for his contributions to journalism and media (hence his title, Sir Howard Stringer KBE) [1999]

Recieved his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University in England.

Is portrayed by Peter Jurasik in The Late Shift (1996)

Has been tapped to become Chairman & CEO of the Sony Corporation of America, taking over from Noboyuki Idei. This is the first time a westerner has been picked to run a traditionally Japanese corporation. [March 2005]