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CBS Names Amy Reisenbach Head of Current Programs

Exec replaces Bridget Wiley, who stepped down last week

CBS has promoted Amy Reisenbach to executive vice president, current programs, the network announced on Monday.

In the role, Reisenbach will oversee the department that supports current programming for both CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. She replaces Bridget Wiley, who left the company last week after 12 years.

Reisenbach will oversee all scripted programs at CBS, as well as shows produced by the company’s studio arm for other networks. She will report to CBS Television Studios President, David Stapf, and CBS Entertainment Senior Executive Vice President of Programming, Thom Sherman.

Reisenbach, who has been with the company since 2005, has served as SVP of current programming at CBS since last September. In her previous role, she oversaw all shows developed at the studio for The CW. Prior to CBS, Reisenbach worked at Warner Bros. Television in the drama development and current programs departments.

“I’ve known Amy since my days at Warner Bros. and have watched her grow into an outstanding executive at CBS with strong writer/producer relationships that help facilitate our creative process in such positive ways,” said Stapf. “Her father, Sandy, was a terrific and unparalleled executive in the business, and she has achieved her success in similar fashion – with integrity, hard work, creativity and a spirit of collaboration. I have complete trust in Amy’s programming instincts and confidence that she will lead our Current department with distinction.”

Sherman said, “Having watched Amy cover The CW’s series, I have always been impressed with her programming acumen, clear point of view and her deft and fearless support of the creative process. She is a smart, respected current executive whose input and leadership will be an important component in the success of our shows.”

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