CBS Late Night Exec Vinnie Favale Named SVP, Talent Development, CBS Television Studios

Vinnie Favale, CBS' veteran late night executive, has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Talent Development, CBS Television Studios, it was announced today by David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. Reporting to Stapf, Favale will identify fresh comedic talent and develop programming from the East Coast. He will also continue in his current capacity as program executive for THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT.

Favale joined CBS Late Night in 1996, overseeing "Late Show with David Letterman" until its final show in 2015. From 1998-2001, he developed and oversaw the CBS Syndicated late night program "Howard Stern Radio Show," and served as executive producer of CBS' primetime Letterman tribute, "David Letterman: A Life in Television," in 2015.

Prior to CBS, Favale was one of the original founders of Comedy Central where as Vice President, Programming, he developed the 1992 critically acclaimed special "State of the Union Undressed" starring Al Franken. He was also creator and host of "800 Club" and executive producer of "The Real Deal." Favale has a background in standup comedy, making his initial appearance on NBC's "Late Night with David Letterman" in 1982. When Letterman came to CBS in 1996, Favale continued to make numerous comedy appearances on "The Late Show."

He is one of the original board members of Project Rebirth, the non-profit team behind the critically acclaimed and Peabody Award-winning 9/11 documentary "Project Rebirth," which premiered on Showtime in 2011. The Project Rebirth team is also the producer of an exclusive immersive exhibition experience for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, titled "Rebirth at Ground Zero."

Favale is the author of one of the first books about the internet, Web-Sightings: A Collection of Web Sites We'd Like to See, published by Pocket Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) in 1996. Also, he is the co-author of the off-Broadway show "Hereafter Musical," which had successful runs in 2012 and 2014. A Spanish-language version of the production will premiere in Buenos Aires in the fall of 2017, and the movie version starring Academy Award nominee Danny Aiello will be released in 2018.

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