Tanner, who joined CBS News during the advent of the streaming era, is one of the architects of Cbsn, the company’s free streaming news channel. In her role as executive vice president and general manager of CBS News Digital, Tanner oversaw CBS News across all digital platforms, including CBSNews.com.
Tanner is the latest high-ranking female executive to leave ViacomCBS in the last few months. CBS News EVP Kim Godwin, a leading Black news executive, left the network to lead rival ABC News in April. TheWrap also learned that Stefanie Schwartz, the EVP of ViacomCBS Digital Studios; Nathalie Bordes, the SVP of data and insights at CBS Interactive; and Sarah Jeon, the EVP of business development and strategic partnerships at ViacomCBS Digital, have all left the company in recent months.