• David Stapf

    President, CBS Studios

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  • Kate Adler

    Executive Vice President, Comedy, CBS Studios

    April 2022

    Kate Adler was named executive vice president of comedy at CBS Studios in 2013. In her position, Adler oversees the development of all comedy series for broadcast, cable and streaming. CBS comedies include the new hit series GHOSTS and THE NEIGHBORHOOD starring Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield, which is going into its fifth season. Adler developed the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Dead to Me” starring Christina Applegate, going into its third season, as well as the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and the Emmy-nominated Netflix series “American Vandal.”

    Prior to CBS Studios, Adler served as a producer for CBS’ “Survivor: Palau,” “Survivor: Guatemala” and NBC’s “Crime & Punishment: Real-Life Law & Order.” In 2002, she was a producer on the Oscar-winning documentary “Twin Towers,” which told the story of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and their heroic acts on Sept. 11, 2001.

    From 1997 to 2000, Adler was vice president of creative affairs for Worldwide Pants Incorporated, where she supervised all new series development, oversaw production of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Ed” and recruited writers for “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” In 1994, Adler was director of comedy development for Walt Disney Network Television, where she developed network comedies as well as served as current programming executive on “Ellen.”

    Prior to Disney, Adler worked at Creative Artists Agency as an assistant to the head of the Television Literary Department.

    Adler received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.

    April 2022

    Kate Adler was named executive vice president of comedy at CBS Studios in 2013. In her position, Adler oversees the development of all comedy series for broadcast, cable and streaming. CBS comedies include the new hit series GHOSTS and THE NEIGHBORHOOD starring Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield, which is going into its fifth season. Adler developed the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Dead to Me” starring Christina Applegate, going into its third season, as well as the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and the Emmy-nominated Netflix series “American Vandal.”

    Prior to CBS Studios, Adler served as a producer for CBS’ “Survivor: Palau,” “Survivor: Guatemala” and NBC’s “Crime & Punishment: Real-Life Law & Order.” In 2002, she was a producer on the Oscar-winning documentary “Twin Towers,” which told the story of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and their heroic acts on Sept. 11, 2001.

    From 1997 to 2000, Adler was vice president of creative affairs for Worldwide Pants Incorporated, where she supervised all new series development, oversaw production of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Ed” and recruited writers for “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” In 1994, Adler was director of comedy development for Walt Disney Network Television, where she developed network comedies as well as served as current programming executive on “Ellen.”

    Prior to Disney, Adler worked at Creative Artists Agency as an assistant to the head of the Television Literary Department.

    Adler received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.

  • Kevin Berg

    Senior Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Network Television Entertainment Group

    December 2019

    Kevin Berg is Senior Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Network Television Entertainment. He oversees production on CBS properties across all dayparts (Morning, Daytime, Primetime and Late Night) with the exception of News and Sports for airing on multiple platforms including CBS, CW, CBS All Access, SHOWTIME, Amazon, Netflix, Disney+ and POP.

    Berg has been intimately involved with the launch and continuing success of hit franchises including but not limited to: the new “Star Trek” franchise (STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS); the “CSI” franchise (“CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY,” “CSI CYBER”), the NCIS franchise (NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS), BLUE BLOODS, BULL, CRIMINAL MINDS, HAWAII FIVE-O, MAGNUM P.I., MACGYVER, “Madam Secretary,” SEAL TEAM, THE GOOD FIGHT, SURVIVOR, THE AMAZING RACE, THE TALK, BIG BROTHER, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN and “Carpool Karaoke,” among countless others.

    In his role, Berg is fiscally responsible for all production costs and schedules, and oversees spending of well in excess of 4 billion dollars in production costs per calendar year. Responsible for worldwide production including current projects located in the United States, and Canada, with prior shoots in Malta, Israel, South Africa, Jordan, Italy, France, Morocco and Puerto Rico.

    Berg currently serves on the board of the Directors Guild Training Program. Most recently, he served a four-year term on the Board of Directors for the Entertainment Industries Foundation, the lead philanthropic non-profit in the Entertainment Industry, and was also on the board that oversaw the annual charitable fund growth from under $10 million to well over $100 million per year. Berg has received multiple Emmy Award nominations, DGA Award nominations, Cable ACE Award wins. Received honorary Doctorate in the Humanities, May 2015.

    Prior to joining CBS in 1998, Berg spent 10 years as an independent producer, with credits including “In Living Color,” “Tracey Takes On,” “The News Hole,” “Dharma and Greg,” “Payne” and numerous other Network and non-Network productions.

    December 2019

    Kevin Berg is Senior Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Network Television Entertainment. He oversees production on CBS properties across all dayparts (Morning, Daytime, Primetime and Late Night) with the exception of News and Sports for airing on multiple platforms including CBS, CW, CBS All Access, SHOWTIME, Amazon, Netflix, Disney+ and POP.

    Berg has been intimately involved with the launch and continuing success of hit franchises including but not limited to: the new “Star Trek” franchise (STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS); the “CSI” franchise (“CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY,” “CSI CYBER”), the NCIS franchise (NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS), BLUE BLOODS, BULL, CRIMINAL MINDS, HAWAII FIVE-O, MAGNUM P.I., MACGYVER, “Madam Secretary,” SEAL TEAM, THE GOOD FIGHT, SURVIVOR, THE AMAZING RACE, THE TALK, BIG BROTHER, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN and “Carpool Karaoke,” among countless others.

    In his role, Berg is fiscally responsible for all production costs and schedules, and oversees spending of well in excess of 4 billion dollars in production costs per calendar year. Responsible for worldwide production including current projects located in the United States, and Canada, with prior shoots in Malta, Israel, South Africa, Jordan, Italy, France, Morocco and Puerto Rico.

    Berg currently serves on the board of the Directors Guild Training Program. Most recently, he served a four-year term on the Board of Directors for the Entertainment Industries Foundation, the lead philanthropic non-profit in the Entertainment Industry, and was also on the board that oversaw the annual charitable fund growth from under $10 million to well over $100 million per year. Berg has received multiple Emmy Award nominations, DGA Award nominations, Cable ACE Award wins. Received honorary Doctorate in the Humanities, May 2015.

    Prior to joining CBS in 1998, Berg spent 10 years as an independent producer, with credits including “In Living Color,” “Tracey Takes On,” “The News Hole,” “Dharma and Greg,” “Payne” and numerous other Network and non-Network productions.

  • Allison Brightman

    Executive Vice President, Co-Head Business Affairs, CBS Entertainment Group

    January 2020

    Allison Brightman has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Operations as of January 2020, reporting to Deborah Barak, President, Business Operations for CBS Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and CBS News, and David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios.

    Ms. Brightman, who has been with CBS for almost a decade and a half in increasingly senior business affairs roles, leads a business affairs department that supports an industry-leading studio that is currently producing more than 75 series across 15 platforms. In her position, Ms. Brightman will be responsible for overseeing all “above-the-line” deals for the Studio’s development and production of scripted series, including series for the CBS Television Network such as the NCIS franchise, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, EVIL and THE UNICORN; CBS All Access programming such as THE GOOD FIGHT, THE STAND and THE TWILIGHT ZONE; as well as The CW’s series, including NANCY DREW, DYNASTY and WALKER, the upcoming remake of “Walker, Texas Ranger.” She will continue to negotiate licensing deals on behalf of the studio with myriad platforms, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Peacock, HBO Max, TNT, TBS, USA and SyFy. Ms. Brightman will also oversee the Studio’s many overall term deals with writers, producers and directors.

    Ms. Brightman joined the Studio in June 2006 as Vice President, Business Affairs and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2012. In 2017 she added business affairs responsibilities for the company’s streaming service CBS All Access to her portfolio. Prior to joining CBS, she worked as senior legal counsel at HBO since 1998.

    Ms. Brightman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her law degree from the USC Gould School of Law. She served as president of the board of directors of Disability Rights California for over eight years and continues to actively advocate on behalf of people with disabilities.

    January 2020

    Allison Brightman has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Operations as of January 2020, reporting to Deborah Barak, President, Business Operations for CBS Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and CBS News, and David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios.

    Ms. Brightman, who has been with CBS for almost a decade and a half in increasingly senior business affairs roles, leads a business affairs department that supports an industry-leading studio that is currently producing more than 75 series across 15 platforms. In her position, Ms. Brightman will be responsible for overseeing all “above-the-line” deals for the Studio’s development and production of scripted series, including series for the CBS Television Network such as the NCIS franchise, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, EVIL and THE UNICORN; CBS All Access programming such as THE GOOD FIGHT, THE STAND and THE TWILIGHT ZONE; as well as The CW’s series, including NANCY DREW, DYNASTY and WALKER, the upcoming remake of “Walker, Texas Ranger.” She will continue to negotiate licensing deals on behalf of the studio with myriad platforms, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Peacock, HBO Max, TNT, TBS, USA and SyFy. Ms. Brightman will also oversee the Studio’s many overall term deals with writers, producers and directors.

    Ms. Brightman joined the Studio in June 2006 as Vice President, Business Affairs and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2012. In 2017 she added business affairs responsibilities for the company’s streaming service CBS All Access to her portfolio. Prior to joining CBS, she worked as senior legal counsel at HBO since 1998.

    Ms. Brightman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her law degree from the USC Gould School of Law. She served as president of the board of directors of Disability Rights California for over eight years and continues to actively advocate on behalf of people with disabilities.

  • Meg Liberman

    Executive Vice President, Casting, CBS Studios

    April 2022

    Meg Liberman was named executive vice president of casting at CBS Studios in September 2017. Liberman joined CBS Studios as senior vice president of casting in August 2008.

    In her position, Liberman supervises talent strategy and the casting of all CBS Studios programs for broadcast, cable, streaming and emerging platforms. In addition to overseeing all series and pilots, she also spearheads identifying talent for comedy and drama development as well as talent holding deals.

    Prior to her current position, Liberman founded her own casting company in 1984. She has been nominated for 11 Emmy Awards and has won three, taking home awards for her work on the HBO miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon” in 1998, “Band of Brothers” in 2002 and “The Pacific” in 2010. Other Emmy Award nominations include “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (2007), “The Path to 9/11” (2006), “Into the West” (2005), “The Comeback” (2005), “Pushing Daisies” (2008) and multiple nods for “Seinfeld.” Additionally, she has been nominated 56 times for the coveted Artios Award by the Casting Society of America, winning 11 times for the following projects: “The Pacific,” “Band of Brothers,” “Seinfeld” (three awards), “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Dilbert,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” and “Pushing Daisies” (two awards). In 2011, Liberman also received the Casting Society of America’s coveted Hoyt Bowers Award, which recognizes outstanding career achievement.

    On the feature side, Liberman cast one of the most successful independent films of all time, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and produced cult favorite “Playing by Heart,” starring Angelina Jolie and Sean Connery. Liberman also cast “The X Files: Fight the Future,” which was based on the popular television series.

    April 2022

    Meg Liberman was named executive vice president of casting at CBS Studios in September 2017. Liberman joined CBS Studios as senior vice president of casting in August 2008.

    In her position, Liberman supervises talent strategy and the casting of all CBS Studios programs for broadcast, cable, streaming and emerging platforms. In addition to overseeing all series and pilots, she also spearheads identifying talent for comedy and drama development as well as talent holding deals.

    Prior to her current position, Liberman founded her own casting company in 1984. She has been nominated for 11 Emmy Awards and has won three, taking home awards for her work on the HBO miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon” in 1998, “Band of Brothers” in 2002 and “The Pacific” in 2010. Other Emmy Award nominations include “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (2007), “The Path to 9/11” (2006), “Into the West” (2005), “The Comeback” (2005), “Pushing Daisies” (2008) and multiple nods for “Seinfeld.” Additionally, she has been nominated 56 times for the coveted Artios Award by the Casting Society of America, winning 11 times for the following projects: “The Pacific,” “Band of Brothers,” “Seinfeld” (three awards), “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Dilbert,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” and “Pushing Daisies” (two awards). In 2011, Liberman also received the Casting Society of America’s coveted Hoyt Bowers Award, which recognizes outstanding career achievement.

    On the feature side, Liberman cast one of the most successful independent films of all time, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and produced cult favorite “Playing by Heart,” starring Angelina Jolie and Sean Connery. Liberman also cast “The X Files: Fight the Future,” which was based on the popular television series.

  • Lauri Metrose

    Executive Vice President, Communications, CBS Studios

    November 2021

    Lauri Metrose was named Executive Vice President, Communications, CBS Studios in October 2019.

    In her position, Metrose oversees all aspects of strategic business communications, consumer publicity, crisis communications, talent relations, award show campaigns and social media efforts for all CBS Studios programming. CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming, producing more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms.

    Metrose has spearheaded publicity campaigns for some of television’s most successful series. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as “NCIS,” “CSI” and the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe; award-winning late night and daytime talk shows; and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the U.S., with series in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.

    In February 2018, Metrose co-founded and helped launch CBS EYE Speak, a program designed to promote female empowerment and help forge a path of growth and opportunity for women, both inside and outside the company. Since its inception, the group has held screenings, panels and fireside chats with some of the strongest female voices in front of and behind the camera.

    Most recently, Metrose was Senior Vice President, Communications, CBS Television Studios, a position she held since 2010, where she spearheaded the expansion of publicity and communications for the Studio. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President, Communications, CBS Television Studios since 2005. Before joining the Studio, Metrose was Manager, Publicity, CBS Entertainment, and was responsible for launching “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” as well as the Emmy Award-winning hit THE AMAZING RACE. Metrose began her career at Paramount Network Television in 1998 as a junior publicist.

    Metrose is a two-time nominee of the Maxwell Weinberg Showmanship Award from the Publicists Guild of America for her work on behalf of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and was featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen list. Also, she is a mentor for The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program and serves on the board of Concern Foundation.

    November 2021

    Lauri Metrose was named Executive Vice President, Communications, CBS Studios in October 2019.

    In her position, Metrose oversees all aspects of strategic business communications, consumer publicity, crisis communications, talent relations, award show campaigns and social media efforts for all CBS Studios programming. CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming, producing more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms.

    Metrose has spearheaded publicity campaigns for some of television’s most successful series. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as “NCIS,” “CSI” and the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe; award-winning late night and daytime talk shows; and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the U.S., with series in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.

    In February 2018, Metrose co-founded and helped launch CBS EYE Speak, a program designed to promote female empowerment and help forge a path of growth and opportunity for women, both inside and outside the company. Since its inception, the group has held screenings, panels and fireside chats with some of the strongest female voices in front of and behind the camera.

    Most recently, Metrose was Senior Vice President, Communications, CBS Television Studios, a position she held since 2010, where she spearheaded the expansion of publicity and communications for the Studio. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President, Communications, CBS Television Studios since 2005. Before joining the Studio, Metrose was Manager, Publicity, CBS Entertainment, and was responsible for launching “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” as well as the Emmy Award-winning hit THE AMAZING RACE. Metrose began her career at Paramount Network Television in 1998 as a junior publicist.

    Metrose is a two-time nominee of the Maxwell Weinberg Showmanship Award from the Publicists Guild of America for her work on behalf of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and was featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen list. Also, she is a mentor for The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program and serves on the board of Concern Foundation.

  • Amy Osler

    Executive Vice President, Music, CBS Studios

    December 2019

    Amy Osler was named Executive Vice President, Music, CBS Television Studios in August 2018.

    In her position, Osler serves as the liaison between CBS Television Network/Studios and the music industry, and is responsible for identifying new and established performers whose music or personal appearances can be integrated into programming across all series.

    Osler has been responsible for many creative music integrations since joining CBS Television Studios in 2006. She has secured musical guest appearances by Black Sabbath, Maren Morris, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper, Darius Rucker, Ziggy Marley and the X Ambassadors.

    Osler works with artists, managers, producers, writers, publishers and record companies in conjunction with music supervisors to secure creative placement of recorded and live music in CBS and CBS Television Studios programs.

    From 2004-2006, Osler was Vice President of Television Marketing for Columbia Records, where her job responsibilities included securing placement of current and catalog music in television shows as well as creating performance opportunities for artists in primetime and daytime television.

    Osler began her music industry career at MCA Concerts, where she worked from 1991-1995. She transitioned to Sony Music/Columbia Records, where she spent nine years (1995-2004), including the last seven as Vice President of Media for Columbia Records, where she was responsible for placing the company’s artists on all late night television shows, award shows and specials in a performance capacity as well as in acting roles.

    December 2019

    Amy Osler was named Executive Vice President, Music, CBS Television Studios in August 2018.

    In her position, Osler serves as the liaison between CBS Television Network/Studios and the music industry, and is responsible for identifying new and established performers whose music or personal appearances can be integrated into programming across all series.

    Osler has been responsible for many creative music integrations since joining CBS Television Studios in 2006. She has secured musical guest appearances by Black Sabbath, Maren Morris, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper, Darius Rucker, Ziggy Marley and the X Ambassadors.

    Osler works with artists, managers, producers, writers, publishers and record companies in conjunction with music supervisors to secure creative placement of recorded and live music in CBS and CBS Television Studios programs.

    From 2004-2006, Osler was Vice President of Television Marketing for Columbia Records, where her job responsibilities included securing placement of current and catalog music in television shows as well as creating performance opportunities for artists in primetime and daytime television.

    Osler began her music industry career at MCA Concerts, where she worked from 1991-1995. She transitioned to Sony Music/Columbia Records, where she spent nine years (1995-2004), including the last seven as Vice President of Media for Columbia Records, where she was responsible for placing the company’s artists on all late night television shows, award shows and specials in a performance capacity as well as in acting roles.

  • Bryan Seabury

    Executive Vice President, Drama Development, CBS Studios

    April 2021

    In his position, Seabury oversees the development and creation of all primetime drama series for broadcast, cable and streaming. Most recently, Seabury oversaw the development of “Your Honor” (Showtime), THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (Paramount+, Showtime), CLARICE (CBS), “Walker” (The CW), “The Republic Of Sarah” (The CW), “Swagger” (Apple), “Unbelievable” (Netflix), “Insatiable” (Netflix), “The Bite” (Charter) and “Most Dangerous Game” (Quibi, Roku).

    Seabury was named head of Drama Development at CBS Studios in 2016, which marked his return to the studio after nearly seven years in Drama Development at CBS Entertainment. During that time, he was involved in the development of BULL, BLUE BLOODS, “Madam Secretary,” NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, “Scorpion,” “Elementary” and “Hawaii Five-0.”

    Prior to his stint at CBS Entertainment, Seabury was Vice President of Drama Development for CBS Studios, coming to the company in July 2006.

    Previously, he served as Vice President of TV Development for Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions, where he developed and served as a producer on “Love Monkey” for CBS.

    Seabury graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Vanderbilt University.

    April 2021

    In his position, Seabury oversees the development and creation of all primetime drama series for broadcast, cable and streaming. Most recently, Seabury oversaw the development of “Your Honor” (Showtime), THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (Paramount+, Showtime), CLARICE (CBS), “Walker” (The CW), “The Republic Of Sarah” (The CW), “Swagger” (Apple), “Unbelievable” (Netflix), “Insatiable” (Netflix), “The Bite” (Charter) and “Most Dangerous Game” (Quibi, Roku).

    Seabury was named head of Drama Development at CBS Studios in 2016, which marked his return to the studio after nearly seven years in Drama Development at CBS Entertainment. During that time, he was involved in the development of BULL, BLUE BLOODS, “Madam Secretary,” NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, “Scorpion,” “Elementary” and “Hawaii Five-0.”

    Prior to his stint at CBS Entertainment, Seabury was Vice President of Drama Development for CBS Studios, coming to the company in July 2006.

    Previously, he served as Vice President of TV Development for Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions, where he developed and served as a producer on “Love Monkey” for CBS.

    Seabury graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Vanderbilt University.

  • Stephanie Groves

    Executive Vice President, Streaming & Cable Current Programs, CBS Studios

    April 2022

    Stephanie Groves joined CBS Studios in 2018. She oversees the creative process on streaming, premium and cable series for CBS Studios.

    The streaming slate currently includes around 20 series at varying stages of production, such as “Dead to Me” (Netflix), “Swagger” (Apple TV+), THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (Showtime), STAR TREK: PRODIGY (Nickelodeon), YOUR HONOR (Showtime), WHY WOMEN KILL, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, THE GAME and others for Paramount+.

    Prior to joining CBS Studios, Stephanie spent 19 years at Warner Bros. Television, during which she oversaw current series, including “Fringe,” “Supernatural,” “11/22/63,” “Person of Interest” and “Arrow,” among others.

    April 2022

    Stephanie Groves joined CBS Studios in 2018. She oversees the creative process on streaming, premium and cable series for CBS Studios.

    The streaming slate currently includes around 20 series at varying stages of production, such as “Dead to Me” (Netflix), “Swagger” (Apple TV+), THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (Showtime), STAR TREK: PRODIGY (Nickelodeon), YOUR HONOR (Showtime), WHY WOMEN KILL, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, THE GAME and others for Paramount+.

    Prior to joining CBS Studios, Stephanie spent 19 years at Warner Bros. Television, during which she oversaw current series, including “Fringe,” “Supernatural,” “11/22/63,” “Person of Interest” and “Arrow,” among others.

  • Eric Gray

    Executive Vice President and CFO, CBS Studios and Network Entertainment

    April 2022

    Eric Gray joined ViacomCBS (now Paramount Global) in 2021 as CFO, CBS Studios and Network Entertainment. In this role, Gray is responsible for leading long-range strategic and financial growth plans, annual budgeting, monthly forecasting, content profitability analysis and management reporting for each division. Prior to this appointment, Gray spent 19 years at NBCUniversal, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer, Universal Studio Group. 

    Earlier in his career, Gray held financial management roles at both Fox Broadcasting and the Walt Disney Company. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in Detroit, where he earned his CPA certification. Gray received his BA in accounting from Michigan State University.

    Gray is based on the West Coast, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

     

    April 2022

    Eric Gray joined ViacomCBS (now Paramount Global) in 2021 as CFO, CBS Studios and Network Entertainment. In this role, Gray is responsible for leading long-range strategic and financial growth plans, annual budgeting, monthly forecasting, content profitability analysis and management reporting for each division. Prior to this appointment, Gray spent 19 years at NBCUniversal, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer, Universal Studio Group. 

    Earlier in his career, Gray held financial management roles at both Fox Broadcasting and the Walt Disney Company. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in Detroit, where he earned his CPA certification. Gray received his BA in accounting from Michigan State University.

    Gray is based on the West Coast, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

     

  • Amy Reisenbach

    Executive Vice President, Current Programs, CBS

    January 2021

    Amy Reisenbach is Executive Vice President, Current Programs, CBS, where she is responsible for overseeing the combined department that supports current programming for both CBS Entertainment and CBS Studios. In addition, she has oversight of CBS Daytime, the Network’s top-rated lineup in that daypart.

    In her position, Reisenbach oversees creative affairs for all scripted series broadcast on CBS; for Studio shows produced for other broadcast networks; and for daytime’s talk, game shows and dramas, as well as Saturday morning’s lineup for CBS Dream Team. She reports to David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios, and Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment. 

    Reisenbach was Senior Vice President, Current Programs, from September 2015 through June 2017, supervising all series produced by the Studio for The CW, while continuing to work on several shows broadcast on CBS. She joined CBS Studios in 2005 as Manager, Current Programs, was promoted to director a year later, and named Vice President in 2011. 

    Previously, she worked at Warner Bros. Television in the drama development and current departments. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in social and behavioral sciences.

     

    January 2021

    Amy Reisenbach is Executive Vice President, Current Programs, CBS, where she is responsible for overseeing the combined department that supports current programming for both CBS Entertainment and CBS Studios. In addition, she has oversight of CBS Daytime, the Network’s top-rated lineup in that daypart.

    In her position, Reisenbach oversees creative affairs for all scripted series broadcast on CBS; for Studio shows produced for other broadcast networks; and for daytime’s talk, game shows and dramas, as well as Saturday morning’s lineup for CBS Dream Team. She reports to David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios, and Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment. 

    Reisenbach was Senior Vice President, Current Programs, from September 2015 through June 2017, supervising all series produced by the Studio for The CW, while continuing to work on several shows broadcast on CBS. She joined CBS Studios in 2005 as Manager, Current Programs, was promoted to director a year later, and named Vice President in 2011. 

    Previously, she worked at Warner Bros. Television in the drama development and current departments. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in social and behavioral sciences.

     

  • Sheldon Kasdan

    Executive Vice President, Labor Relations, CBS

    March 2022

    Sheldon Kasdan joined CBS in 2016 as Vice President, Labor Relations. He oversees CBS’ labor relations department, with a primary emphasis on labor negotiations and strategic support of both CBS’ Studio and Broadcast groups.

    Kasdan is also CBS’ representative on the board of directors of the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers, the trade association that represents the Studio in industry-wide collective bargaining agreements.

    Fun fact: In 2000 Kasdan set the record for the highest point total in the short-lived Fox Sports game show “Sports Geniuses” (a sports trivia game show).

    March 2022

    Sheldon Kasdan joined CBS in 2016 as Vice President, Labor Relations. He oversees CBS’ labor relations department, with a primary emphasis on labor negotiations and strategic support of both CBS’ Studio and Broadcast groups.

    Kasdan is also CBS’ representative on the board of directors of the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers, the trade association that represents the Studio in industry-wide collective bargaining agreements.

    Fun fact: In 2000 Kasdan set the record for the highest point total in the short-lived Fox Sports game show “Sports Geniuses” (a sports trivia game show).

  • Karen Howard

    Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, CBS Studios

    March 2022

    Karen Howard joined CBS Studios in 2007 as Assistant General Counsel. She is co-head of the 40-member legal affairs department, managing production lawyers, legal clearance group, contract administration group and legal assistants.

    In her role, Howard oversees production legal services for approximately 50 scripted television series for broadcast networks, cable networks and streaming platforms and for THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, and THE TALK.

    Fun fact: Karen lived in Japan for three years as a child.

     

    March 2022

    Karen Howard joined CBS Studios in 2007 as Assistant General Counsel. She is co-head of the 40-member legal affairs department, managing production lawyers, legal clearance group, contract administration group and legal assistants.

    In her role, Howard oversees production legal services for approximately 50 scripted television series for broadcast networks, cable networks and streaming platforms and for THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, and THE TALK.

    Fun fact: Karen lived in Japan for three years as a child.

     

  • Ellen Waggoner

    Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Legal Affairs, CBS Studios

    March 2022

    Ellen Waggoner joined CBS Studios’ predecessor, Paramount Network Television, in 1999. She is co-head of the 40-member legal affairs department, managing production lawyers, legal clearance group, contract administration group and legal assistants.

    In her role, Waggoner oversees production legal services for approximately 50 scripted television series for broadcast networks, cable networks and streaming platforms and for late night programming.

    Fun fact:  Ellen is a devoted animal rescuer/activist and vegan.

    March 2022

    Ellen Waggoner joined CBS Studios’ predecessor, Paramount Network Television, in 1999. She is co-head of the 40-member legal affairs department, managing production lawyers, legal clearance group, contract administration group and legal assistants.

    In her role, Waggoner oversees production legal services for approximately 50 scripted television series for broadcast networks, cable networks and streaming platforms and for late night programming.

    Fun fact:  Ellen is a devoted animal rescuer/activist and vegan.

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