Following last month’s promotion of Amy Reisenbach to president, CBS Entertainment, Paramount Global announced today that Eric Kim would replace Reisenbach in her previous role as executive vice president of current programs at CBS Entertainment and CBS Studios. In his new role, Kim will oversee current daytime and primetime programming on the network side and for the Studio, reporting directly to Reisenbach and David Stapf, president of CBS Studios.
“I’ve worked closely with Eric for over a decade and have always been impressed with his incredible programming instincts, skill in working with showrunners on our biggest hit shows and strong relationships throughout the creative community,” said Reisenbach. “I’m very excited for him to take on this significant role. He is a proven, smart executive whose leadership and input will be vital to the success of our series.”
“Eric’s creative instincts and his ability to champion new writers and producers complement his strong relationships with established showrunners, making him an exceptional executive,” said Stapf. “His leadership has earned the trust and respect of both the industry and his colleagues at the Studio and Network. As Eric steps into this new role, I’m looking forward to seeing the impact he makes both within the creative community and on our series that are enjoyed by global audiences.”
Joining CBS in 2011, Kim has seen all phases of production for such shows as “Blue Bloods,” “FBI: Most Wanted,” “FBI: International” and “CSI,” along with a multitude of other comedies and dramas at the network. He previously worked in the live action division of Nickelodeon and Teen Nick from 2009-2011 and was the vice president of current programming at The CW from 2006-2009 as part of the creative team that helped launch the network following the merger of The WB and UPN networks. He worked as an executive at UPN from 2004-2006.
A graduate from The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature, Kim got his start in the entertainment industry working for director Jonathan Demme on the Academy Award-winning film “Philadelphia” – upon its completion, he followed Demme to his production company in New York.
Kim currently sits on the board of Colour Entertainment, a non-profit organization of diverse executives in the media landscape. He also serves as a board member of non-profit Korean American Leaders in Hollywood (KALH). Formerly, he was a board member of the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE).
So far this season, CBS has seven of the top eight most-watched entertainment shows on broadcast television and 16 of the top 25. In daytime, CBS continues to lead in Total Viewers, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 rating with “The Price is Right,” “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” topping the charts.