CBS once again has reached within its ranks to fill a top executive vacancy. The network’s SVP current programming Bridget Wiley has been promoted to EVP, Current Programs, overseeing the combined current department of CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. She will report to both Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment, and David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. Wiley succeeds Glenn Geller who held the position for two years before being promoted to president of CBS Entertainment last month, replacing outgoing chairman Nina Tassler.
As head of the department, Wiley will oversee creative affairs for all scripted series on CBS as well as series produced by CBS TV Studios for other networks and streaming services. Additionally, VP current programs Amy Reisenbach has been upped to SVP. She will supervise all series produced by CBS TV Studios for the CW while continuing to work on several CBS shows, including NCIS. She will report to Stapf for series on The CW, and to Wiley for those on the network.
“We’ve worked closely with Bridget and Amy for 10 years, and have watched them earn the respect and trust of creative talent and executives alike,” said Geller and Stapf. “They are smart, skilled, creative executives who provide insight and value to every show they work on.”
Wiley joined CBS in 2005 as VP, Current Programming and was promoted to SVP in 2013. Previously, she was Director, Current Programming at 20th Century Fox TV from 2002-2005. Reisenbach joined CBS TV Studios in 2005 as Manager, Current Programs. She was promoted to director a year later, and named VP in 2011.