A syndication veteran has been named as the new executive VP of development at CBS Television Distribution. According to The Hollywood Reporter, former Style Network exec Elaine Bauer Brooks will oversee development of new programming for the company.
"Bauer Brooks joins the syndication division from Style Network, where she most recently served as executive producer on the network’s Fashion Week programming as well as the series ‘Style Pop,’" THR reports. "Before that, she was senior VP development at Style Network, where she worked on series such as ‘Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane,’ ‘Ruby’ and ‘Style Her Famous.’"
Bauer Brooks has a background in daytime talk, the report notes, having been a producer on Telepictures’ "Jenny Jones" and overseeing "Ricki Lake" during a stint as director of development for Columbia TriStar.
Said Hilary Estey McLoughlin, president of creative affairs for CTD: "Elaine has truly versatile experience from being a hands-on producer to having the perfect combination of unscripted, scripted and digital expertise. I have no doubt that her creativity and drive will enable her to develop innovative, multiplatform first-run syndication brands for CTD."
The report adds: "Bauer Brooks is also the founder and editor of the lifestyle blog The List Collective, which she created in August 2011. She has also been a lifestyle writer and blogger for The Huffington Post."