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Noriko Kelley

Executive Vice President, Programming Strategy, CBS Entertainment

March 2024

Noriko Kelley was promoted to executive vice president of program planning and scheduling for CBS Entertainment, the first-ever female head of scheduling for any broadcast television network.

In this position, now titled programming strategy, she reports to Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. Kelley’s primary responsibility is overseeing the program planning and scheduling of all primetime programming for the CBS Television Network. She also supervises coordination between CBS programming divisions and the Network’s respective operations in sales, marketing, affiliate relations, news, sports and research, as well as with the CBS Television Stations Group.

Previously, Kelley was senior vice president of program planning and scheduling since August 2012. Prior to that, she was vice president of program planning and scheduling since April 2010, playing a role in many of the Network’s successful scheduling moves. Previously, she served as a director in the department since May 2007.

Kelley moved into the scheduling department in 2003 as a coordinator, working with the department to schedule series, movies and specials for CBS and UPN. She was promoted to manager in February 2006. She began her career as an intern in the CBS research department in 2001, and in 2002 she was named a research analyst.

Kelley is a graduate of USC with a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian languages and cultures and also has an M.A. in communication management from USC’s Annenberg School of Communication. She serves on the board of the USC Annenberg School of Communication alumni advisory and is a member of the USC Trojan Women’s Network. She is also an active member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, HRTS and ColorComm. Kelley served as a board member for the USC Society of Women and participated in the ColourTV Mentorship Program and the USC Annenberg Mentor Program.