CBS has promoted exec Eric Kim to head of current programming, filling the role recently vacated by Amy Reisenbach when she was upped to president of CBS Entertainment amid longtime chief Kelly Kahl’s sudden exit.
Most recently, Kim served as senior vice president of current programs at CBS Entertainment and CBS Studios. Kim, who has been with CBS since 2011, has overseen production on CBS series including “Blue Bloods,” “FBI: Most Wanted,” “FBI: International,” “CSI” and more.
Previously, Kim worked in live-action content at Nickelodeon and Teen Nick from 2009-2011, and before that he was vice president of current programming at the CW from 2006-2009, a role he moved into along with his fellow transitioning UPN execs when the CW was formed between predecessors UPN and the WB.
“I’ve worked closely with Eric for over a decade and have always been impressed with his incredible programming instincts, skill in working with showrunners on our biggest hit shows and strong relationships throughout the creative community,” Reisenbach, who last month took over for Kahl, said. “I’m very excited for him to take on this significant role. He is a proven, smart executive whose leadership and input will be vital to the success of our series.”
“Eric’s creative instincts and his ability to champion new writers and producers complement his strong relationships with established showrunners, making him an exceptional executive,” Stapf added. “His leadership has earned the trust and respect of both the industry and his colleagues at the Studio and Network. As Eric steps into this new role, I’m looking forward to seeing the impact he makes both within the creative community and on our series that are enjoyed by global audiences.”