ELIZABETH TUMULTY NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, AFFILIATE RELATIONS FOR THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Published on: 05/16/2013 | All 2013 Press Releases
New York, NY – May 16, 2013 – Elizabeth Tumulty has been named Executive Vice President, Affiliate Relations for the CBS Television Network, it was announced today by Diana Wilkin, President, Affiliate Relations, to whom she will report. An industry veteran, Tumulty brings more than 20 years of network, local television and syndication experience to the role. Tumulty will work closely with Wilkin on multiple fronts including negotiating new affiliation contracts, coordinating with the CBS Affiliate Board and working on all affiliate-related initiatives. Based in Los Angeles, she will be the West Coast point person on affiliate issues, coordinating with key CBS executives as needed. The appointment is effective June 1.
“I’m thrilled to have someone of Elizabeth’s professional caliber joining our team,” said Wilkin. “Her business acumen and vast knowledge of the inner workings of the affiliate-network relationship make her well-suited to keep CBS and its affiliates at the forefront of an always-evolving industry. I look forward to working closely with Elizabeth to ensure we navigate in such a way to fully take advantage of all the business opportunities that lie ahead.”
Tumulty most recently served as Executive Vice President, Network Distribution for The CW Network, serving as the Network’s first head of Distribution and Affiliate Relations when it launched in September 2006. Tumulty’s role quickly grew to include oversight of Affiliate Marketing. Her responsibilities expanded again in 2012 with the addition of The CW Plus Network, a national feed of The CW Network available in small markets across the country. For CW Plus she had oversight over sales, program acquisitions, scheduling, finance, operations, marketing and research.
Prior to joining The CW Network, Tumulty served as Senior Vice President, Affiliate Relations and Communications for The WB Network. She came to The WB in 2000 as Director, Affiliate Relations, and was promoted four times during her six-year tenure. During this period, she was an integral force in expanding distribution as well as improving station revenue and rating performance. Additionally, Tumulty has held senior broadcast station management posts at FOX and NBC affiliates. She gained her syndication experience at 20th Television and began her career with the Blair Rep Firm in Chicago.
In 2006, Tumulty was recognized in Broadcasting & Cable’s annual “Next Wave of Women,” and in 2011, she joined National Association of Television Programming Executives’ (NATPE) Board of Directors.