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Susan Zirinsky named president of CBS News, succeeding David Rhodes

New York (CNN Business)Susan Zirinsky, a 46-year veteran of CBS News and the top producer of the "48 Hours" newsmagazine, is about to become the first woman to run the network's news division.CBS News president David Rhodes is stepping down in March. Zirinsky will succeed him. Staffers were thrilled about Zirinsky's promotion. "When I heard the news last night, I was doing the happy dance," Gayle King said on "CBS This Morning" Monday morning.King likened CBS News to a ship, "not sinking -- but taking on water -- and I feel that she is somebody who can right the ship. Because she gets us. She knows us. And by us I mean this organization."King's co-host Norah O'Donnell agreed, calling Zirinsky a great journalist and producer. "A new day is o ...