CBS Television Distribution has confirmed a number of changes its lineup of programming and development executives, B&C reports.
“Maureen FitzPatrick and Joe Ferullo have been promoted to senior VP of programming and development at CBS Television Distribution, both overseeing current programming as well as development of new first-run shows,” the story reports. “Both FitzPatrick and Ferullo will report to Armando Nunez, who two weeks ago added domestic distribution to his duties as president of CBS Global Television. Nunez had been president of CBS Studios International since 2004.”
Additionally, Aaron Meyerson, who has been president of programming and development since being hired in early 2011, is leaving the company.
The report adds: “FitzPatrick joined CTD from FremantleMedia North America, where she was senior vice president of comedy development. She had been with Fremantle since 2006, starting out as vice president of digital content and development. While there, she launched Fremantle’s first online channel, Atomic Wedgie TV, and developed the comedy ‘Secret Girlfriend’ for Comedy Central based on an original Web series.”
FitzPatrick’s long string of credits in daytime television includes producing and consulting work with Sony, Buena Vista and Fox TV Studios, on shows including “Living it Up! With Ali & Jack,” “Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus,” “The Newlywed Game,” “The Dating Game” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
“Ferullo has been with CTD since 2006, serving as vice president of programming and development,” the story reports. “He currently oversees some of CTD’s top syndicated shows, including ‘Judge Judy,’ ‘Dr. Phil,’ ‘Inside Edition,’ ‘Judge Joe Brown,’ ‘Rachael Ray’ and ‘The Doctors.’”