Allison Brightman and Jeeun Kim, CBS executive vice presidents of business affairs, expand their roles in news, sports and media

CBS CEO George Cheeks announced Tuesday that Allison Brightman and Jeeun Kim, who currently co-head business affairs for CBS Entertainment and Studios, are expanding their roles to oversee news and stations, sports and CBS Media Ventures.

Cheeks laid out his new roles in a memo to employees, in writing. “As Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Business Affairs for CBS, they will provide leadership, strategy, guidance and support to all of our outstanding BA teams. Very similar to our centralized structure for communications, marketing and finance, BA’s divisional teams will report directly to Allison and Jeeun, while continuing to work closely with their respective division heads. Allison and Jeeun have done a fantastic job leading BA at both CBS Entertainment and CBS Studios over the past year and a half.

Brightman will primarily work with the Studios and Media Ventures teams while Jeeun will focus on entertainment, news and stations, and sports.

“A strong business operation is a critical driver of our success in a rapidly changing media world, and I believe this unified structure is a win for all CBS teams. Each division can benefit from the combined expertise and skills of all of our business strategists and negotiators, regardless of the type of content, talent and platforms they cover. Please join me in congratulating Jeeun and Allison on their newly expanded roles and thanking them for their important contributions to CBS! ” he wrote.

Brightman was named executive vice president of CBS Television Studios in January 2020, then co-head of business affairs for studios and entertainment with Kim in October 2020. She first joined CBS in 2006 as vice president. President of Commercial Affairs and was promoted to Senior Vice President. in 2012, adding CBS All Access to her portfolio in 2017. Prior to joining CBS, she was senior legal counsel at HBO since 1998.

Kim, who began her career as a lawyer with Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in New York, served as Director of Business Affairs (Original Series) for Netflix until October 2020, where she led a team of negotiators. manage development, production and licensing agreements for scripted development projects and series. Previously, she held several leadership positions in various divisions of NBCUniversal, including NBC Network, USA, Syfy, Universal Cable Productions and Universal Television.

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