CBS Interactive Inc. this week appointed John Davison Vice President of Programming for Games and MetaCritic, where he will oversee content for the company's popular gaming-related sites, including GameSpot, MetaCritic and GameFAQs.
Davison comes to CBS' gaming properties from IDG's GamePro, where he served as Executive Vice President of Content.
During his tenure at GamePro, Davison oversaw an overhaul of the brand's print and web properties that led to "growth in traffic and user engagement," CBS Interactive said
in a press release.
Davison's career in game journalism spans nearly 20 years and includes high-ranking positions at outlets including Electronic Gaming Monthly
, the Official PlayStation Magazine
, and What They Play, a family-focused consumer site which he founded and later sold to IGN Entertainment
"A programming executive of John's caliber brings tremendous talent and experience to our team," said Simon Whitcombe, CBS Interactive Vice President, Games.
"We have opportunities to develop our brands extensively in the near future and John will add significant power to our abilities to capitalize on them."