Gil Schwartz Wiki – Gil Schwartz Bio
Gil Schwartz, a former CBS communications director and longtime executive at the company, has passed away. He was 68 years old.
Gil Schwartz Age
He was 68 years old.
Gil Schwartz Wife & Children
Schwartz is survived by his wife of 14 years, Laura Svienty; daughter Nina Pajak (Matt Pajak); son Will Schwartz (Jean Moylan); stepson Kyle Bender; stepdaughter Rachel Bender; granddaughter Vivien; grandson Sam; brother Michael Schwartz (Trisha Schwartz); and niece Brianna Schwartz.
Gil Schwartz Previous life
Gill Schwartz Born on May 20, 1951 in New York City to Bill and Ruth Schwartz, Schwartz grew up in New Rochelle before attending Brandeis University, where he earned his BA in theater and English. Passionate about art and poetry, Schwartz began his professional life as a poet, playwright, and actor. Schwartz was one of the founders of The Next Move, an improvisation company in Boston. In addition to writing and theater, Schwartz was also a well-versed musician (he played instruments such as the guitar, clarinet, and piano) and enjoyed photography.
Schwartz first joined CBS in 1996 as senior vp communications after working with Westinghouse Broadcasting for 14 years. During his time at CBS, he oversaw public relations, media relations, and also the corporate and internal communications functions.
In 2014, Schwartz was also named chief communications officer and senior executive vp of CBS Interactive.
Gil Schwartz Work & Career
Schwartz directed communications at CBS for more than 20 years. He was well liked and respected by journalists for his scholarly and direct approach. He was energetic in discovering the strengths of CBS Corp., in addition to pointing out the shortcomings of rival networks, but he had an underlying respect for the work of journalists that stemmed from his many years in broadcasting and his work as a writer. Like Stanley Bing, Schwartz was a regular columnist for Fortune and GQ. He also wrote 13 business and humor books that fooled the corporate world and the media in particular. He wrote three novels, including “Lloyd – What Happened” from 1998, which was developed as a film perspective for HBO.
Gil Schwartz Death & Cause
Gil Schwartz passed away Saturday morning at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. at the age of 68. His passing was unexpected, but he died of natural causes.