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New CBS Leisure President Amy Reisenbach’s First Workers Memo

A day after the shock reshuffle inside CBS, which noticed the exit of leisure president and 26-year Eye veteran Kelly Kahl, together with chief lieutenant Thom Sherman (who had overseen programming as senior exec VP), new leisure prexy Amy Reisenbach has despatched a memo to staffers as she kicks off her tenure.

“I am unable to wait to work with all of you rather more carefully and proceed the legacy that’s CBS,” she wrote within the memo, which Selection have obtained. “Within the meantime, I wish to allow you to in on my mantra. Regardless of what you will have learn or heard; BROADCAST IS NOT DEAD. This season proves it! Our Community has 16 of the highest 25 leisure reveals and they’re killing it on Paramount+ too! As we navigate the longer term, we’re going to be sensible and bold. And above all, we are going to maintain entertaining thousands and thousands of individuals all over the world with best-in-class content material. Give up isn’t in my vocabulary.”

Reisenbach is a longtime CBS vet, having joined the corporate in 2005 as supervisor of present applications for CBS Studios. Most just lately, Reisenbach had served as government vice chairman of present applications at CBS since June 2017, overseeing inventive affairs for all scripted collection on CBS, CBS Daytime programming and Saturday morning fare, along with CBS Studios reveals produced for different broadcast networks.

“She is a passionate advocate for writers, producers and the inventive course of, with confirmed programming instincts for what it takes to make and maintain extremely profitable tv collection,” CBS CEO George Cheeks stated on Wednesday in saying her promotion.

Reisenbach joined CBS from Warner Bros. Tv, the place she labored within the drama growth and present departments.

Here is her full memo to staffers:

Hello all,

I am going to maintain this brief for right this moment as I do know we’re all nonetheless processing yesterday’s occasions. We’re in a time of immense change, however we’re going to get via it collectively, as we all the time do, with spirit, grit, dedication to high quality, and a few enjoyable.

I am thrilled and grateful that George has tapped me as the following president of CBS and am excited to sort out this job alongside him.

I additionally wish to categorical my deepest due to Kelly and Thom, who’ve been unbelievable bosses and pals to me the previous 5 and a half years. They’ve all the time been empowering, inclusive, and supportive. I intend to steer of their picture. I am endlessly grateful to them and I miss them already.

I might be remiss to not point out my beloved present dept., my dwelling for the final 17+ years. You guys are my household, and I’m so fortunate to have labored with you, grown with you, and achieved success with you. Thank goodness that will not change. We’re within the means of figuring out my alternative and hope to make an announcement quickly.

I am unable to wait to work with all of you rather more carefully and proceed the legacy that’s CBS. Within the meantime, I wish to allow you to in on my mantra. Regardless of what you will have learn or heard; BROADCAST IS NOT DEAD. This season proves it! Our Community has 16 of the highest 25 leisure reveals and they’re killing it on Paramount + too! As we navigate the longer term, we’re going to be sensible and bold. And above all, we are going to maintain entertaining thousands and thousands of individuals all over the world with best-in-class content material. Give up isn’t in my vocabulary.

Lastly, George and I wish to encourage anybody who would love, to go forward and work remotely each Thanksgiving week and 12/19-1/2. There may be work to be carried out, however we additionally need you to spend as a lot time as attainable with your loved ones and pals over the vacations.

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Within the meantime, please be at liberty to achieve out with any questions or considerations and I will be in contact.

Greatest,

Amy

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