Kelly Kahl, one of the longest-tenured and most respected top executives in broadcast TV, will leave his post as president of CBS Entertainment at the end of the year after five-and-a-half years in his current role and 26 years total at the network.
Longtime exec Angelica McDaniel has exited her post as EVP of daytime programs, CBS Entertainment. McDaniel leaves amid a restructuring that will see her department absorbed by current programming, headed by Amy Resisenbach.
CBS is bringing on board ABC Entertainment’s Claudia Lyon as executive vice president of talent and casting, where she will oversee the unit’s operations for CBS Entertainment’s primetime and daytime programming, limited series, alternative programs and specials.
Yelena Chak has been promoted to head of drama series development for CBS Entertainment. Chak, who is SVP, will oversee development for the network, reporting to Thom Sherman, senior EVP, programming. She succeeds Christina Davis, who left the network in July.
As president of CBS Entertainment, Kelly Kahl, 50, oversees all aspects of the television network’s entertainment division, including programming, scheduling, marketing and promotion, digital initiatives and research. He also sits on the board of the CBS-owned cable channel Pop.
Bridget Wiley is leaving her post as EVP of current programs for CBS. Wiley, a longtime lieutenant of former CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller, is exiting the company in the wake of Geller’s departure this week to pursue other opportunities. The parting is believed to be mutual and amicable.
CBS on Tuesday named a new leadership team for its entertainment division. Long-time CBS head of scheduling Kelly Kahl has been promoted to president, CBS Entertainment. The CW’s head of programming Thom Sherman is being named senior EVP of programming. They replace Glenn Gellar, who stepped down as president of entertainment.
Glenn Geller is stepping down from his role as CBS Entertainment president two months after suffering a mild heart attack. Industry sources say CBS has opted to reconfigure its entertainment leadership, with plans to promote longtime scheduling chief Kelly Kahl and recruit Thom Sherman from The CW.
CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller suffered a mild heart attack recently. The 45-year-old programming executive is said to be in good shape, with a promising prognosis, but he will be taking leave from his job until late May.
After a decade at the helm of CBS Entertainment, Nina Tassler will be stepping down at the end of 2015. She will segue from her current post as chairman of CBS Entertainment to a CBS advisory role through at least 2017 when her current contract expires. Tassler will be succeeded by Glenn Geller, head of current programming for CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. He has been named president, CBS Entertainment, leading entertainment programming for primetime, daytime and latenight, as well as program development in all genres.
A few days after FX’s John Landgraf sounded a warning bell that “too much television” is being made, Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment chairman, said the network is well-positioned to continue to draw viewers — and make money — no matter how the industry evolves in years to come.
Nina Tassler has been promoted to chairman of CBS Entertainment, and reupped with the network through 2017. In her new post, Tassler will continue to report to CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves.
CBS has upped Glenn Geller to EVP of current programming, consolidating the current departments of CBS Entertainment and production arm CBS TV Studios.
CBS has confirmed that former CBS Entertainment President B. Donald “Bud” Grant, a very well-liked TV executive, passed away about 10 days ago. There was no announcement at the request of his family.
Barbara Bloom, who helped lead the transition of The Price is Right to new host Drew Carey and the replacement of Guiding Light with a new Let’s Make a Deal, will leave her post as SVP of daytime for CBS Entertainment when her contract expires at the end of the month.