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.
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.