Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, took to Twitter today to announce that the network’s number one soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” has made a behind-the-scenes change: The show’s publicist, Jimmy Freeman, has stepped into the role of Associate Producer!
“Congratulations @YRJimmyF on being promoted to associate producer!” the exec tweeted earlier this morning.
Freeman, a fan of “Y&R” since the early 90s, has been a very active supporter of the show since joining in the role of publicist in 2013. In addition to being hands on in bringing the show as much positive publicity as possible, he was integral in the production of the Jeanne Cooper [Katherine Chancellor] tribute special, conducted all of the drama’s 40th anniversary video interviews, and has focused on building up the show’s social media presence via his own Twitter page, as well as the show’s official Twitter page (which has over 104,000 followers).
At press time, a new successor for the publicity department had yet to be announced.