CBS announced this today Amy Reisenbach would take over as CBS Entertainment’s new president, replacing the outgoing boss Kelly Bald who will leave the company in December after 26 years on the network. Since 2017, Reisenbach has served as executive vice president of current programs at CBS, overseeing all creative affairs for all scripted series aired on CBS, CBS Studios shows produced for other broadcasters, CBS daytime talk shows, game shows and dramas, and its Saturday morning lineup .
In her new role at CBS, Reisenbach will oversee all primetime, daytime and late-night creative functions at the CBS Television Network, including comedy and drama development, alternative, specials, current programming, planning and casting. Reisenbach joined CBS in 2005, starting as the executive director of current programming for CBS Studios and rising through various programming positions at Network and Studios over the past 17 years.
“Amy is a brilliant, creative leader and an incredible, highly collaborative leader who has worked closely with all parts of the network and our studios partners for many years,” said CBS President and CEO George Wangen, to which Reisenbach will report. “She is a passionate advocate for writers, producers and the creative process, with proven programming instincts for what it takes to make and sustain hugely successful television series. She continues to be a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and a key figure in the advances CBS has made in this area, both in front of and behind the camera.”
“I want George, Kelly Bald, David Staffel and Thomas Sherman for being great bosses and colleagues and for supporting my growth trajectory to this moment,” Reisenbach said in a statement. “This network means so much to the people who work here, the writers and producers who call it home, and the viewers who fall in love with our series. I am excited and proud to continue our tradition of excellence that everyone on this network strives to surpass every day.”
Reisenbach served as Senior Vice President of Current Programs from September 2015 to June 2017, overseeing all series produced by CBS Studios for The CW while continuing to work on several shows aired on CBS. After joining CBS Studios in 2005 as manager of current programming, she was promoted to director a year later and named vice president in 2011.
Prior to CBS, Reisenbach worked at Warner Bros. Television in the drama development and current departments. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
So far this season, CBS has seven of the eight most-watched entertainment shows on air television and 16 of the top 25. During the day, CBS continues to lead in total viewership, women 18-49 and women 25-54 with The Price is Right, The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” topped the charts.