CBS Promotes Trilling, McKinnon, Brownfield

Sep 14, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Newly named CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler announced Tuesday she has put together her executive programming team for prime-time series by promoting Wendi Trilling to executive VP of comedy development, naming Laverne McKinnon head of drama development and elevating David Brownfield to senior VP of current programming.

Ms. Trilling, who helped develop “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The King of Queens,” “Still Standing” and “Two and a Half Men, ” has been senior VP of comedy development at CBS since June 2000. She joined CBS in 1990 in the Current Programs Department as a manager before working her way up to the VP level.

Ms. McKinnon, who was upped to senior VP of drama development in April 2004, will assume Ms. Tassler’s former position as head of CBS’s drama development department. She was named VP of drama series development in May 2001. Before her stint in development she was in CBS’s current department. She joined CBS in 1996 as director of children’s programs.

A VP in the current department since June 2003, Mr. Brownfield is assuming the position previously held by David Stapf, who last week was named president of Paramount Network Television.

Mr. Brownfield, who joined CBS in 2001 as director of current programming, most recently worked on “Cold Case,” “Without a Trace” and the new drama “Clubhouse.”