Julie McNamara, EVP and head of programming for Paramount+, is leaving after 15 years at CBS and ViacomCBS. One of the top programming executives at the combined company, McNamara has been overseeing the original content strategy for ViacomCBS’ streaming service. Tom Ryan, ViacomCBS’s president-CEO, streaming, just announced McNamara’s exit internally, and she also shared the news with her staff.
ViacomCBS is making some changes to its executive ranks for its digital business, promoting Julie McNamara to head of programming at CBS All Access. CBS executives Jeff Grossman, Rob Gelick and Domenic DiMeglio have also been upped to new positions. L-r: McNamara, DiMeglio, Gelick and Grossman.
As CBS All Access is mounting a push in original programming, the SVOD and live-streaming service is bringing in a top development executive to spearhead the efforts. Julie McNamara, who has led drama development at CBS Television Studios for the past 10 years, has been named to the newly created position of EVP original content for CBS All Access.
CBS TV Studios is restructuring its cable operations. The studio’s long-time head of drama Julie McNamara has been promoted to EVP, drama development for broadcast and cable programming. She will continue to shepherd the development of CBS Studios’ all broadcast drama series, adding oversight of basic and pay cable development.