Angelica McDaniel OUT, as CBS Daytime Division is “Restructured” 

Written by: David Janes

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Photo: Andrew Eccles/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

Changes are in effect over at CBS, as Angelica McDaniel is exiting the network as Executive Vice President of CBS’s Daytime Programming, following a shakeup that would see her position eliminated and the CBS Daytime division merged into another department. 

According to Deadline, McDaniel’s position is being eliminated as the network is deciding to “restructure” by folding the daytime division into the Current Programming department headed up by Amy Reisenbach. 

Speaking to Deadline, CBS Entertainment President, Kelly Kahl had this to say about McDaniel’s exit:

“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,” said Kahl. “We appreciate her many contributions and wish her well on her next endeavors.”

McDaniel joined CBS in August 2010, serving as Vice President of CBS Daytime, before being promoted to Senior Vice President becoming the youngest network head two years later. 

McDaniels was responsible for overseeing: it’s daytime soap operas: The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, game shows: The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal, and under her watch and oversight, the network’s first daytime talk show: The Talk. McDaniels also oversaw the rebranding of it’s Saturday lineup in 2013-2014 of CBS’ Saturday morning programming block. 

Under McDaniel’s watch:

  • The lineup won 20 Daytime Emmy Awards in 2019. 
  • During her tenure, the Network’s daytime programming has received 116 Daytime Emmy Awards, 34 Parents’ Choice Awards and 84 Telly Awards.
  • CBS Daytime continues to be #1 for 32 years
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Amy Reisenbach / Credit: CBS

Reisenbach has been the Executive Vice President of Current Programming at CBS since June 2017, where she oversees the combined departments of Current Programming for CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. 

Through this position, Reisenbach oversees: “creative affairs for all scripted series broadcasted on CBS and for Studio shows produced for other broadcast networks.” 

Other networks have similar structures such as ABC Daytime, which folded it’s network in 2011 with ABC entertainment, under Time Squares Studios, in which Vicki Dummer served as senior vice-president for current series and specials, following then ABC Daytime President Brian Frons exit. Currently, Vicki Drummer is the Head of Current Series Programming overseeing: all scripted series across all dayparts. William Burton is the Senior Vice President, Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC. 

Burton’s responsibilities include:

  • Development on a new daytime talk show with Tamron Hall for Fall 2019. 
  • Working on new opportunities to maximize all sports content on ABC
  • Collaborate with a variety of departments and divisions within ABC and ESPN as well as teams within Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment’s Global Content Sales and Distribution and Disney Ad Sales divisions
  • Burton also currently lead all business operations of ABC Daytime including “General Hospital.” 

Friday, McDaniels released a statement on Instagram sharing her time and thoughts at CBS: 

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“In my nine years at CBS I’ve had some incredible highlights – we launched a new show which is celebrating it’s 10th season, created an immersive museum exhibit celebrating iconic Daytime shows, gathered more than 100 talent from the past and present to commemorate 30 years of television in a historic photo, developed an innovative show for young people celebrating female superstars in STEM to launch in a few weeks, traveled America’s favorite game show wheel around the country, celebrated 116 Emmy wins and the many dances they spawned at after parties, and friendships that I’ll always cherish. It’s time for me to move on to new innovative territory, make even bigger successes, and always more great memories.”