McKinnon makes an Eye-popping move

Exec helped develop dramas including ' Case,' 'Joan'

CBS exec Laverne McKinnon continues to move up the Eye ranks, scoring a promotion to senior VP of drama development at the web.

McKinnon previously served as VP of drama development, a post she held since May 2001. Exec will continue to report to Nina Tassler, exec VP of drama at CBS Entertainment.

“Laverne has been instrumental in the development of many of CBS’ most successful dramas,” Tassler said. “She has terrific instincts when it comes to what makes a good drama, which has translated into critical and ratings successes.”

McKinnon has helped develop CBS dramas including “Cold Case,” “Joan of Arcadia” and “CSI: Miami.”

Exec originally joined CBS as director of children’s programs in 1996. She later moved to the current programming department as director before jumping to the drama development side in May 2000 as director.

McKinnon moved to CBS from Klasky Csupo, where she was VP of creative affairs, handling development and sale of TV and feature projects for the production shingle.

More TV

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Elmarie Wendel, '3rd Rock From the Sun' Actress, Dies at 89

    CBS exec Laverne McKinnon continues to move up the Eye ranks, scoring a promotion to senior VP of drama development at the web. McKinnon previously served as VP of drama development, a post she held since May 2001. Exec will continue to report to Nina Tassler, exec VP of drama at CBS Entertainment. “Laverne has […]

  • Gabrielle Carteris

    SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Deals on Non-Primetime TV, Telemundo

    CBS exec Laverne McKinnon continues to move up the Eye ranks, scoring a promotion to senior VP of drama development at the web. McKinnon previously served as VP of drama development, a post she held since May 2001. Exec will continue to report to Nina Tassler, exec VP of drama at CBS Entertainment. “Laverne has […]

  • Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell and Yvonne

    'Insecure' Season 3 to Introduce New 'Timely' Show Within The Show

    CBS exec Laverne McKinnon continues to move up the Eye ranks, scoring a promotion to senior VP of drama development at the web. McKinnon previously served as VP of drama development, a post she held since May 2001. Exec will continue to report to Nina Tassler, exec VP of drama at CBS Entertainment. “Laverne has […]

  • Man in the High Castle

    Amazon Renews 'The Man in the High Castle' for Season 4

    CBS exec Laverne McKinnon continues to move up the Eye ranks, scoring a promotion to senior VP of drama development at the web. McKinnon previously served as VP of drama development, a post she held since May 2001. Exec will continue to report to Nina Tassler, exec VP of drama at CBS Entertainment. “Laverne has […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content