Veteran Producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey To Leave ‘Extra’ After 22 Years

During her time at the helm, Extra has been nominated eight times for “Outstanding Entertainment News Program” at the Daytime Emmy Awards, winning twice.

David Graziano Set As ‘SVU’ Season 24 Showrunner

Coyote co-creator/executive producer David Graziano has been named the new showrunner of Law & Order: SVU for the venerable NBC drama series’ upcoming 24th season. He succeeds Warren Leight who stepped down as showrunner at the end of the current 23rd season after a total of eight years at the helm across two stints.

Ousted ‘American Gigolo’ Showrunner David Hollander Let Go From CBS’ ‘How We Roll’th

Michael Davies Named ‘Jeopardy’ Permanent Executive Producer

Embassy Row’s Michael Davies has been executive producing Jeopardy on an interim basis since the departure of Mike Richards last year. He has now taken on the job full-time. Davies revealed the news in a blog post on the Jeopardy website.


CBS Stations To Make ‘EPIC’ Move In 13 Markets

Wendy McMahon, president, co-head of CBS News and Stations at ViacomCBS, announced that the CBS station group will be hiring to fill a number of newly created positions as executive producers impacting communities (EPIC).

Talia Parkinson-Jones Will Executive Produce ‘Today With Hoda & Jenna’

Daytime TV veteran Talia Parkinson-Jones has been named the new executive producer of the fourth hour of NBC’s Today show, placing a new supervisor atop an hour that helps the network reach critical morning audiences.

What It Was Like To Be The First Woman Running A Network TV Show

Back when Hollywood’s glass ceiling was nearly shatterproof, Charlotte Brown cracked it with Rhoda: “Producers started dipping their toes into the water and saying, ‘Maybe I should get me one of those women writers and try it.’ ” Above, Charlotte Brown (top) with (from left) Rhoda stars Julie Kavner, Valerie Harper and Nancy Walker in the mid 1970s.


News Director And Executive Producer Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an executive producer in Columbus, Ga./Opelika-Auburn, Ala., as well as a news director position in La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wis.

ABC Promotes Janice Johnston To ’20/20′ EP

ABC News is promoting 20/20 Senior Producer Janice Johnston to the role of executive producer. She will be just the fourth person to lead 20/20 as executive producer in nearly 43 years.

NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ Taps New Showrunner

Jamie Granet-Bederman, who has worked with Jimmy Fallon for 11 years, will take over from Gavin Purcell, who is returning to an overall deal at Universal Television.

‘CBS This Morning’ EP Diana Miller Steps Down

There’s yet another major change coming to CBS This Morning. The show was rebuilt from the ground up after Susan Zirinsky took over the CBS News division in 2019. Now, the show will be getting its second new executive producer in two years because current EP, Diana Miller, is quitting. She took a leave of absence in the summer to attend to personal matters, and has decided not to return.

‘Kimmel’ EP Leiderman Out, Hoffman In

After 14 years at the helm of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a 25-year career in late-night, Jill Leiderman is stepping down as executive producer of the Jimmy Kimmel-headlined ABC talk show. She will be succeeded in the job by Sharon Hoffman, former executive producer of Entertainment Tonight and CBS Evening News‘ weekend edition.

Rob Silverstein Named EP Of Meredith’s ‘People’

The veteran showrunner will oversee all aspects of the new syndicated half hour, which will launch in Meredith’s 12 local television markets this fall.

Tolleah Price Named EP Of ‘Matter of Fact’

Tolleah Price, who joined the staff of Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien in January 2018 as the program’s first supervising producer, today was named its executive producer. “We are genuinely fortunate to have someone with Tolleah’s capabilities and skillset guiding our show,” said Emerson Coleman, senior vice president, programming at Hearst Television, who is […]

‘Masterpiece’ EP Rebecca Eaton Steps Down

Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of PBS’ long-running Masterpeice, is stepping aside after 35 years. Susanne Simpson will take over as executive producer of the drama series after serving as deputy executive producer for the past dozen years.

Talia Parkinson-Jones Joins ‘Tamron Hall’ As Co-EP

Award-winning daytime talk producer Talia Parkinson-Jones has been named co-executive producer of Tamron Hall, it was announced by William Burton, senior vice president of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production, ABC Entertainment. Also joining the senior production team along with Parkinson-Jones is Andrew Scher, who has been named supervising producer. Set to broadcast from New York […]

Erin Johnson Named ‘Entertainment Tonight’ EP

Erin Johnson has been named the new executive producer for Entertainment Tonight. She replaces Sharon Hoffman, who is exiting after three years in the role to return to the East Coast.

Kevin Hunter Gone As ‘Wendy Williams’ EP

Kevin Hunter is out as an executive producer of The Wendy Williams Show on the heels of Williams’ announcement that she plans to file for divorce from him, her husband of 22 years.

Steven Baker Named EP Of ‘Nightline’

David Theodosopoulos Named ‘Hot Bench’ EP

David Theodosopoulos has been named executive producer of Hot Bench, the syndicated courtroom program. The announcement was made today by Hot Bench creator Judge Judy Sheindlin. “David is a brilliant lawyer with a keen sense of storytelling. Hot Bench is thriving under his guidance,” said Sheindlin. Theodosopoulos has been at the helm since March when Hot Bench started taping its fourth season. Before […]

Megyn Kelly Names EP For Morning Show

Megyn Kelly has selected TV veteran Jackie Levin to be the executive producer of her upcoming NBC morning show that will debut in the fall, NBC News Noah Oppenheim announced to staffers on Friday.

Michael Falcone Named EP Of Wash. Post Live


WCIU Hires EP For New Morning Show

TV veteran David Plummer moves to the Weigel Broadcasting independent station in Chicago to oversee the launch this summer of its new weekday news and lifestyle morning broadcast.

Chris Myers To Executive Produce ‘Eye Opener’

Tribune Broadcasting’s Eye Opener morning news show has named Chris Myers executive producer. Myers, who joined Tribune Broadcasting this week, has been manager of digital creative content for ABC Television Group, an assistant news director at WFLD Chicago and has held executive management positions at Radar Online, and Entertainment Tonight.  Myers, the recipient of multiple Emmy, Golden […]

‘The View’ Shakeup: Bill Wolff Out As EP

Bill Wolff is leaving his post as executive producer of ABC’s The View, the latest shakeup on the daytime series that has had nothing but turmoil in front of and behind the camera during the past two years.

‘The Real’ Taps Rachel Miskowiec As EP

She is replacing The Real’s creator SallyAnn Salsano as executive producer on the syndicated talker.

‘Mysteries Of Laura’ Adds Smith As Co-EP

Cynthia Cidre Joins ABC Drama ‘Blood & Oil’ As EP

Per Blankens To Exec Produce ‘American Idol’