CBS TV Distribution this evening issued a statement confirming that Terry Wood, president of creative affairs and development at CBS Television Distribution, will be departing the company after 12 years. She most recently oversaw development of CTD’s  Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, this season’s highest-rated first-year show, and the hire of Nancy O’Dell to succeed Mary Hart  on Entertainment Tonight.

“Over the past twelve years, Terry has made substantial and lasting contributions to CBS Television Distribution and helped define the current face of daytime television in the process.  She developed and launched five new series – including Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray — that remain on the air today.   In addition, Terry has overseen our on-going series with competitive fire, energy and innovation at every turn.  We respect her desire to pursue the next chapter in her career and are quite confident her talents will bring success to whatever that opportunity may be.”