CBS Entertainment announced today that it has filled the new position of executive vice president, Program Planning & Scheduling. The company promoted Noriko Kelley to the position.
Kelley succeeds and will report to Kelly Kahl, who was recently named president of the division.
“In this new position, Kelley’s primary responsibility is overseeing the program planning and scheduling of all primetime programming for the CBS Television Network,” the company says in its announcement. “She will also supervise coordination between CBS programming divisions and the Network’s respective operations in sales, marketing, affiliate relations, news, sports and research, as well as with the CBS Television Station Group.”
Added Kahl: “I’m excited to promote Noriko to this critical position. I obviously value scheduling and understand its importance to CBS’ overall success. She has an outstanding skill set for this job — she’s extremely intelligent, resourceful and insightful. Noriko is also one of the hardest-working execs I’ve had the pleasure of working with and will transition seamlessly and excel in this new role.”
Kelley has been senior vice president, Program Planning & Scheduling, since August 2012. She was previously vice president, Program Planning & Scheduling, since April 2010. She has also worked with the CW and will continue in that capacity.
Noriko Kelley (CBS)