HILARY ESTEY MCLOUGHLIN NAMED PRESIDENT, CREATIVE AFFAIRS, CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2013 – Hilary Estey McLoughlin has been named President, Creative Affairs, CBS Television Distribution (CTD), it was announced today by Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group, to whom she will report.
Estey McLoughlin joins CBS from Warner Bros., where she has served as President of Telepictures Productions since 2006, overseeing all aspects of the company, including its award-winning and leading-edge programming such as “Ellen” and “TMZ.”
In this position, Estey McLoughlin will oversee all first-run syndication programming for CBS Corporation’s domestic distribution division. She will be in charge of current programs and developing new series across all traditional and new genres of programming for the syndication marketplace.
Estey McLoughlin will look to build on a CTD programming roster that already features 6 of the top 7 first-run shows in syndication, with successful franchises such as “Judge Judy,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Dr. Phil,” “Inside Edition,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Jeopardy!” and “Rachael Ray,” among others.
“Hilary is a gifted and forward-thinking executive with an outstanding resume of success for identifying and nurturing talent, as well as launching successful shows in syndication,” said Nuñez. “She also has a great track record of innovation in using digital and social media to enhance programming brands.”
“I am thrilled to be joining CBS, which has always been the gold standard in syndication, and to be working with Armando, Leslie and their first-class team,” said Estey McLoughlin. “I am looking forward to capitalizing on their tremendous assets, legacy shows, top-caliber talent and producers to create innovative and distinctive multiplatform brands that resonate for the CBS owned stations, other top station groups and across today’s syndication marketplace.”
Throughout her 27-year tenure at Telepictures, Estey McLoughlin helped attract some of syndication’s most iconic talent and top producers to the studio, shepherding such successful and enduring programming franchises as the Emmy Award-winning “Ellen,” “Extra,” “Judge Mathis,” “The People’s Court” and “TMZ,” the first cross-platform media success. She was instrumental in the development and launch of the “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” on which she served two Emmy Award-winning seasons as Executive Producer, as well as “The Tyra Banks Show” and “Jenny Jones.” Most recently, she oversaw the successful Fox summer talk show tests, “Bethenny,” which launched in syndication this fall, and “The Real.”
Estey McLoughlin started her career as a research analyst at Seltel before joining the Lorimar-Telepictures research department.
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 11 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD’s critically acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series JUDGE JUDY; talk leader DR. PHIL; the #1 and #2 rated game shows WHEEL OF FORTUNE and JEOPARDY!; the Emmy Award-winning talk shows RACHAEL RAY and THE DOCTORS; the #1 and #2 newsmagazines ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and INSIDE EDITION, along with omg! INSIDER; the late-night talk show THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW; the freshman talk show THE TEST; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and STAR TREK franchises, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, FRASIER, NCIS, CRIMINAL MINDS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, THE GOOD WIFE, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, HOT IN CLEVELAND and UNDERCOVER BOSS. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.
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