Laura Fuest Silva has joined CBS as VP, alternative programming.
In her role, Silva is responsible for day-to-day supervision on The Amazing Race, Big Brother, Survivor and Undercover Boss. Reporting to Sharon Vuong, SVP, alternative programming, Silva will also assist in the development of new alternative projects for the network.
Silva is an unscripted veteran, having produced hundreds of hours of alternative programming for broadcast and cable television. Her credits include the first seasons of America’s Next Top Model, Pit Boss and The Pussycat Dolls Present. She also recently produced six cycles of America’s Next Top Model and Hunted on CBS.
Silva began her career producing documentary series and specials for NBC, Fox, Discovery Channel and Lifetime. She went on to develop and launch several series for multiple cable outlets and has produced several hidden camera shows, including Totally Hidden Video, The Mole, Beauty and the Geek and Celebrity Undercover.
She was also a creator and executive producer of The Rebel Billionaire: Branson’s Quest for the Best.