Joe Ferullo has been promoted to executive vice president of current programming at CBS Television Distribution.
In his new position, Ferullo, previously senior vice president of programming and development, will oversee CBS Television Distribution’s first-run series including “Entertainment Tonight,” ‘Judge Judy,” “The Insider,” “Rachael Ray,” “Inside Edition,” “Dr. Phil” and the upcoming “Hot Bench,” which was created by Judge Judy Sheindlin.
In his previous position, Ferullo, who joined the division in 2006, spearheaded partnership deals between “Entertainment Tonight” and MSN, and “The Insider” and Yahoo.
The division has also hired Becky Brooks, formerly a co-executive producer on “The Insider,” as vice president of current programming, serving under Ferullo.
“Joe is an exceptionally talented, respected and well-rounded creative executive and his leadership has proven invaluable in keeping our shows at the top of every genre,” said CBS Television Distribution president of creative affairs Hilary Estey McLoughlin. “We are also thrilled to welcome Becky, who spent many years as a highly regarded and outstanding producer on our production team at ‘ET’ and ‘The Insider.’ Joe and Becky are a formidable team and will collaborate to bring their combined experience and creativity to new show launches and to continually reinvent and refresh our legacy brands.”