Susan Levison, a former VH1 executive, has been named senior VP of alternative programming at CBS Television Studios.
Levison reports to Ghen Maynard, the senior executive VP of alternative programming. The pair will be working together to create and develop new alternative and unscripted content for all broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and digital platforms. Levison joins CBS from VH1/Sony, where she has been executive producing the scripted series Daytime Divas. Prior to that, she served as executive VP of original programming and production at VH1, overseeing all VH1 original programming and development, as well as talent development. Levison began her career at FOX, where she started in the alternative department developing shows such as Paradise Hotel and The Simple Life.
“I’ve known Susan a long time and am excited to have her join me in building our alternative operations at the studio,” said Maynard. “She brings an entrepreneurial spirit that I’ve long admired, as well as outstanding creative chops as a producer, seller and buyer.”