CBS names Reisenbach head of current programs

Reisenbach will manage creative for all scripted series broadcast on CBS. Sarah Ackerman/Flickr

Amy Reisenbach has been promoted to executive vice president of current programs at CBS.

Amy Reisenbach
Amy Reisenbach

She’ll be overseeing the combined current programming departments for both CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. She’s taking over for Bridget Wiley, who last week announced plans to leave the network.

Reisenbach will manage creative for all scripted series broadcast on CBS, and for shows produced for other networks and streaming services. She will report to David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios, and Thom Sherman, senior executive vice president of programming for CBS Entertainment.


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Reisenbach previously served as senior vice president of current programs since September 2015, handling all series produced by the studio for The CW. She joined CBS Television Studios in 2005 as manager of current programs and was promoted to director a year later and named vice president in 2011. She previously worked at Warner Bros. Television in the drama development and current 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 in a statement. “Her father, Sandy, was a terrific and unparalleled executive in the business, and she has achieved her success in similar fashionwith 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.”

“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,” said Sherman in a statement. “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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