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Angelica McDaniel Exits as Head of CBS Daytime, Current Programs EVP Amy Reisenbach to Oversee Daytime

Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President of CBS’s Daytime Programs has left the network. Deadline is exclusively reporting the executive’s position was eliminated by CBS amid restructuring and September 5, 2019 was her last day.

In a statement released to Deadline, CBS President Kelly Kahl said the following: “Angelica McDaniel championed our daytime series line up with creativity, passion and energy and broke new ground by helping launch the Network’s first daytime talk show in years while respecting the long history and tradition of the dramas and game shows. We appreciate her many contributions and wish her well on her next endeavors.”

McDaniel was promoted to the oversee daytime in 2012 following the vacancy left in 2011 after the departure of former head Barbara Bloom. Prior to her promotion, McDaniel was CBS’ Senior Vice President, Current Daytime Programs overseeing The Talk.

Under McDaniel, CBS Daytime continued its streak atop the ratings, marking 32 years at number one. However, dramas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful have experienced ratings troubles. Y&R has also had a revolving door of creative executives with the long-running soap presently on its sixth head writer and executive producer since 2012.

The daytime division will now report to Amy Reisenbach, Executive Vice President, Current Programs, CBS. Reisenbach has led current programs since June 2017, overseeing the combined department that supports current programming for both CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios.

ABC made a similar move in 2011 following the expiration of then-daytime president Brian Frons’ contract, naming Vicki Dummer to oversee the division.

In her position, Reisenbach oversees creative affairs for all scripted series broadcast on CBS and for Studio shows produced for other broadcast networks. She reports to David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios, and Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment.

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