Rome Hartman

Executive Producer of BBC World News America

Rome Hartman is Executive Producer of the BBC’s first ever U.S. facing nightly newscast, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning BBC World News America.

Anchored by Matt Frei, each evening the program delivers smart and sophisticated coverage of international events and issues, drawing on the BBC's corps of correspondents around the world and its unmatched international newsgathering capacity. In addition, the program offers a distinctive international perspective on stories and events in the U.S. It airs on BBC AMERICA and BBC World News.

In addition to producing the nightly newscast, Hartman advises on strategy and coordinates production of other U.S.-based and U.S.-facing news content for BBC AMERICA, BBC World News, and the BBC News website.

Hartman joined the BBC in 2007 after a 24 year career with CBS News, where from November 2005 through March 2007, he was Executive Producer of The CBS Evening News and oversaw the launch of The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

Prior to that role, Hartman was a prolific producer of more than 100 reports for the flagship CBS magazine program 60 Minutes. Hartman also served as the senior producer responsible for 60 Minutes II from January to early September 2005.

Before his 60 Minutes tenure, Hartman was the senior producer for the CBS Evening News in Washington, D.C. (1989-91) and CBS News’ White House producer (1986-89). He first joined CBS News in 1983 as a field producer in the Atlanta bureau.

In addition to the prestigious Peabody Award, Hartman has been honored with five Emmy Awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and a Gerald Loeb Award from the UCLA Anderson School of Business.

Hartman was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He graduated from Duke University in 1977 with a degree in political science. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife. They have two sons.