Nina Tassler, who has headed CBS Entertainment since 2004, will step down at the end of the year, but remain with the network in an “advisory role,” CBS announced today.
Tassler will retain the title of chairman of CBS Entertainment until the
end of the year, but her successor, Glenn Geller, will immediately be
promoted to president of the division and work with Tassler during the
transition. Geller was overseeing Current Programming for CBS Entertainment and
CBS Television Studios.
“Nina and I have been colleagues and friends for 25 years,” said Les
Moonves, president and CEO of CBS. “It is one of the proudest partnerships of
my professional life. We’ve enjoyed amazing success together, both here and at
Warner Bros., and it’s been a privilege to watch her talents and
accomplishments grow. Nina is a creative executive with the instincts of an
artist, so it came as no surprise that she would eventually want to express
those talents beyond television.
“All of us here are grateful and proud of CBS’ success with Nina
leading our entertainment programming, and we will be the biggest fans for all
her future endeavors.”
Tassler is expected to remain with CBS through at least 2017.
“I will always love this place, yet it is time for my next chapter, and
I’m thrilled that I can pursue my other creative interests while still being
part of the company,” Tassler said. “I pass the baton to Glenn with great
confidence and pride. He is an outstanding leader with great respect for the
artistic process and a clear vision for programming success.”
-City News Service