Sussman Promoted at CBS Entertainment

Mar 14, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Jack Sussman has been promoted to executive VP of specials, music and live events for CBS Entertainment, a newly created position in which he will also serve as the network’s liaison to the music industry. Mr. Sussman has been senior VP of specials since December 2000. The announcement was made Tuesday by Nina Tassler, president of the network, to whom Mr. Sussman reports.

Mr. Sussman will continue to oversee the network’s telecasts of the Grammy Awards and People’s Choice Awards. He will also take on the responsibility of working with music industry executives to identify performers whose music or personal appearances can be integrated into CBS’s prime-time programming. He will also work with CBS’s digital media division to identify music-related content for wireless and the Internet. Mr. Sussman will remain CBS’s executive in charge of live-event entertainment programming, such as “Survivor” finales and reunion specials.

Mr. Sussman joined CBS in 1998 as VP of specials from Cinecanal, where he led the programming and creative services reorganization of the Latin American movie channel, which is jointly owned by Universal, Paramount, MGM and Fox. Previously, he was VP and head of programming for MTV Latin America and VP of production and original programming at VH1.