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George E. (Ged) Young, Jr.
Class of 1972
Director of East Coast Affiliated Relations
CBS Television Network

George E. (Ged) Young, Jr. '72 has spent nearly three decades in senior positions at the network level of the television broadcast industry. He currently holds the title of director of East Coast Affiliate Relations for the CBS Television Network in New York.

Young originally spent 14 years in the CBS Affiliate Relations Department where he headed several district teams, which developed and maintained network relations, CBS television affiliates throughout the United States. In this capacity, Young worked closely with CBS Entertainment, CBS Sports and CBS News on a daily basis.

Young also spent three years as director of marketing and sales for CBS News. In 1996 he was named director of affiliate relations for the start of CBS New Media division.

Young has also worked as a writer/producer for CBS News, where he produced promotional spots for the CBS EARLY SHOW'S "Wake Up to What's Happening" campaign. He also wrote and produced 13 segments of "Route 66: The Mother Road" that aired on "CBS EYE ON AMERICA" the in-flight news and entertainment program for American Airlines. Young also produced fire and police "first responder" tribute segments for CBS NEWS following the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

He rejoined CBS Television Affiliated Relations as East Coast Director in March of 2002.

Prior to moving back to New York in 1980, Young spent 10 years at CBS affiliate WTRF Television in Wheeling, where he served as director of public relations for the station.

Young holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Wheeling Jesuit and attended the CBS School of Management.  

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