Noriko Kelley Promoted to Head of Scheduling for CBS Entertainment

Noriko Kelley has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, CBS Entertainment. She succeeds and will report to Kelly Kahl, who was recently named President of the Division. In this new position, Kelley's primary responsibility is overseeing the program planning and scheduling of all primetime programming for the CBS Television Network. She will also supervise coordination between CBS programming divisions and the Network's respective operations in sales, marketing, affiliate relations, news, sports and research, as well as with the CBS Television Station Group.

"I'm excited to promote Noriko to this critical position. I obviously value scheduling and understand its importance to CBS' overall success," said Kahl. "She has an outstanding skill set for this job - she's extremely intelligent, resourceful and insightful. Noriko is also one of the hardest-working execs I've had the pleasure of working with and will transition seamlessly and excel in this new role."

Kelley has been Senior Vice President, Programming Planning & Scheduling since August 2012. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling since April 2010, playing a role in many of the Network's successful scheduling moves, including the relocation of television's number one comedy "The Big Bang Theory" to Thursday. Previously, she served as a Director in the department since May 2007. In that time, Kelley has also worked with The CW and will continue in that capacity.

Kelley moved into the Scheduling department in 2003 as a coordinator, working with the department to schedule series, movies and specials for CBS and UPN. She was promoted to Manager in February 2006. She began her career as an intern in the CBS research department in 2001, and in 2002 she was named a research analyst.

Kelley is a graduate of USC with a bachelor of arts in East Asian languages and cultures and also has an M.A. in communication management from USC's Annenberg School of Communication. She serves on the boards of the USC Annenberg School of Communication Alumni Advisory and the USC Society of Trojan Women and is a member of Advancing Women Executives.

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