CBS Entertainment Promotes Mackenzie Mitchell to VP of Department

Mackenzie Mitchell has been promoted to vice chairman of specials, music and dwell occasions for CBS Leisure, Jack Sussman — govt vice chairman of specials, music, dwell occasions and various programming — introduced Friday.

In her new function, Mitchell will oversee a good portion of the specials programming manufacturing and growth for CBS Leisure’s lineup. The chief began on the community eight years in the past as a short lived assistant within the specials and dwell occasions programming division.

“Mackenzie actually began as a temp at CBS, answering telephones and scheduling conferences, however her ardour, mind, artistic instincts and eager eye for materials has helped her to change into one of many most interesting occasion programming executives working in tv right this moment,” Sussman mentioned. “She has constructed excellent relationships with expertise and the artistic group, and we’re excited to have her proceed her already very profitable profession right here on the Community. She’s a basic home-grown success story.”

Beforehand, Mitchell was a director in the identical division masking a few of the greatest occasions on tv, together with a number of Grammy Awards, the Kennedy Heart Honors and the Tony Awards. She has acquired affiliate producer credit on productions like “John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero” and “Garth & Trisha Dwell!” Mitchell has additionally labored on different CBS specials together with The Nationwide Christmas Tree Lighting, “New 12 months’s Eve Dwell: Nashville’s Large Bash,” “Adele: One Evening Solely,” the CMT Music Awards, A Residence for the Holidays and the CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Previous to becoming a member of CBS in 2014, Mitchell served as a location coordinator for LMNO Productions. She is going to proceed to report on to Sussman.

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