MITCHELL TO LEAD SPECIALS AT CBS

Following the news of Jack Sussman's departure, CBS announced that VP, Specials Mackenzie Mitchell will lead the specials team and report to CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach and Bruce Gillmer, president, Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events, Paramount, and CCO, Music, Paramount+.

Mitch Graham, EVP Alternative, will continue to oversee unscripted programming and report directly to Reisenbach.

Reisenbach highlighted Mitchell's experience in the CBS specials division in a memo to CBS employees that read:

Reisenbach highlighted Mitchell's experience in the CBS specials division in a memo to CBS employees. “Mackenzie originally started at CBS in 2014 as a temporary assistant before being elevated to director and most recently vice president," it reads. "She covered some of the biggest events on television, including multiple iterations of the Grammy Awards, the Kennedy Center Honors and the Tony Awards. She has received associate producer credits on certain productions, including John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero and Garth & Trisha Live! Other CBS programs and specials she has worked on include The National Christmas Tree Lighting, New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, Adele: One Night Only, The CMT Music Awards and the perennials A Home for the Holidays and The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade.”



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