Amy Reisenbach has been named president of CBS Entertainment, where she will oversee the prime-time, daytime and late-night creative departments at the CBS Television Network.
Reporting to George Cheeks, president and CEO of CBS, Reisenbach’s remit includes comedy and drama development, alternative, specials, current programming, scheduling and casting. She succeeds longtime CBS Entertainment chief Kelly Kahl, who is exiting this December after 26 years with the network. Reisenbach joined CBS in 2005 as manager of current programs for CBS Studios. She was most recently executive VP of current programs, a post she has held since June 2017.
“Amy is a brilliant, creative executive and an incredible, highly collaborative leader who has worked closely with all parts of the network and our studios partners for many years,” said Cheeks. “She is a passionate advocate for writers, producers and the creative process, with proven programming instincts for what it takes to make and sustain highly successful television series. She also continues to be a strong proponent for diversity and inclusion and a key figure in the advancements CBS has made in front of and behind the camera in this area.”
“I want to thank George, Kelly Kahl, David Stapf and Thom Sherman for being amazing bosses and colleagues and supporting my growth path to this moment,” said Reisenbach. “This network means so much to the people who work here, the writers and producers who call it home and the viewers who fall in love with our series. I’m excited and proud to continue our tradition of excellence that everyone at this network strives to exceed every day.”