CBS Promotes Bridget Wiley and Amy Reisenbach in Current Programming Department

CBS has promoted two executives in its current programming department, filling the vacancies left by Nina Tassler’s departure as chairman and Glenn Geller’s promotion to president of the network.

One month after the shuffle, Bridget Wiley has been named exec VP of current programs, taking Geller’s former position. CBS also announced the promotion of Amy Reisenbach who’s been upped to senior VP of current programs.

In her elevated role, Wiley will oversee current programming for both CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios, covering all scripted CBS broadcast series and CBS-produced shows for other networks and streaming services, like Geller who also had oversight of programs for both the network and studio.

Wiley — who will report to both Geller and David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios — was SVP of the current programming since 2013, and prior, was veep of the department since 2005 when she joined CBS. Before joining the company, she was director of current at 20th Century Fox Television for three years where she also held positions in the drama department.

As SVP, Reisenbach will work on many CBS shows on-air, in addition to supervising all series produced by CBS Television Studios for sister network the CW.

“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 in a joint statement. “They are smart, skilled, creative executives who provide insight and value to every show they work on.”

Reisenbach joined CBS TV Studios in 2005 as manager of current programs, was upped to director one year after and then was named VP in 2011. Before CBS, she was at Warner Bros. TV where she works in their drama and current departments. She will report to Wiley, in regards to all CBS shows, and to Stapf for her CW work.

Geller was named president of CBS Entertainment last month when longtime boss Tassler announced her exit, though she remains in an advisory role until the end of the year. With Geller named head of the net, there will be no replacement as chair.

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