ERIC KIM NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CURRENT PROGRAMS, CBS ENTERTAINMENT AND CBS STUDIOS
Eric Kim has been named executive vice president of current programs, it was announced today by Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, and David Stapf, president of CBS Studios, to whom he'll report. In his new role, Mr. Kim will oversee current primetime and daytime programming on the Network and for the Studio. He replaces Ms. Reisenbach, who was recently promoted.
"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," said Reisenbach. "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," said Stapf. "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."
Mr. Kim started at CBS in 2011. Over the last 11 years, he has overseen all phases of production on both comedy and drama series such as BLUE BLOODS, FBI: MOST WANTED, FBI: INTERNATIONAL, CSI and many more. Prior to joining the Network, he worked in live action series for Nickelodeon and Teen Nick from 2009-2011. He was also vice president of current programming at the CW from 2006-2009, and was part of the creative team that launched the new network when The WB and UPN networks merged. Mr. Kim was also an executive at UPN from 2004-2006.
Mr. Kim got his start in the entertainment industry working for director Jonathan Demme on the Academy Award-winning film "Philadelphia" - upon its completion, he followed Demme to his production company in New York.
Mr. Kim graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature. He currently sits on the board of Colour Entertainment, a non-profit organization of diverse executives in the media landscape. He also serves as a board member of non-profit Korean American Leaders in Hollywood (KALH). Formerly, he was a board member of the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE).