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Castallo to replace Bresnan at CBS

CBS has promoted Chris Castallo (pictured) to exec VP of alternative programming, overseeing all non-scripted series programming for the U.S. broadcaster and succeeding the soon-to-depart Jennifer Bresnan.
August 2, 2013

CBS has promoted Chris Castallo (pictured) to exec VP of alternative programming, overseeing all non-scripted series programming for the U.S. broadcaster and succeeding the soon-to-depart Jennifer Bresnan.

Castallo previously served under Bresnan as senior VP of alternative programming. Bresnan is departing to relocate to New York, as reported yesterday (August 1).

“Chris is a skilled executive who thinks like a programmer, producer and promoter all at once,” said CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler.  “He’s a terrific combination of a hands-on executive with a great vision for the genre, and we look forward to his leadership in this area.”

Castallo joined CBS in 2007 and worked closely with Bresnan on all of CBS’s franchise reality series, as well as the launch and ongoing production of Undercover Boss. He joined CBS from NBC, where he was senior VP of development.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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