Estey McLoughlin left
Estey McLoughlin had been president of Warner Bros.' Telepictures Productions for nearly seven years. She spent almost her entire career at Telepictures -- 27 years -- helping build some of the industry's most successful syndicated shows, including
This summer Warner Bros. fielded a promising program, "The Real," with a diverse cast that included Tamar Braxton and ran on Fox TV stations.
However, some of Warner Bros.' other recent efforts, including a talk show featuring
Warner Bros.' big gamble for this season, a talk show starring
The daytime landscape has been shifting, presenting programmers with challenges as they try to reach younger and more diverse audiences.
The most successful shows launched in the last few years have featured African American entertainers, including Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams,
At CBS, Estey McLoughlin will report to Armando Nuñez, who is chief executive of the CBS Global Distribution Group. CBS said that Estey McLoughlin will be responsible for current series and developing new shows for the syndication marketplace.
"Hilary is a gifted and forward-thinking executive with an outstanding résumé of success for identifying and nurturing talent," Nuñez said in a prepared statement. "She also has a great track record of innovation in using digital and social media to enhance programming brands."
CBS Television Distribution distributes 11 first-run series and boasts the industry's largest television library, with more than 70,000 hours.
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