CNN Business: Women are now running all three network morning shows for the first time ever
By Brian Stelter
April 4 2019
New York (CNN Business)
For decades, the TV morning shows that are designed to appeal primarily to women have been produced mostly by men. But that’s changing.On Thursday, CBS named Diana Miller the new executive producer of “CBS This Morning,” filling a void that was left when Ryan Kadro exited the show three months ago.There was loud applause in the newsroom when new CBS News president Susan Zirinsky announced Miller’s promotion.For the first time, all three network morning programs have female executive producers. The E.P. is the day-to-day boss of the show.Roxanna Sherwood became the E.P. of ABC’s “Good Morning America” in July 2017. She reports to senior executive producer Michael Corn.
Libby Leist became the E.P. of NBC’s “Today” show in February 2018. She reports to NBC News president Noah Oppenheim.The gender dynamics of morning TV have gained more attention in recent years due to the downfalls of Charlie Rose at CBS and Matt Lauer at NBC.When Lauer was fired at NBC, Hoda Kotb became Savannah Guthrie’s co-host. When Leist took over the show a month and a half later, it was viewed by staffers as a break with the past.
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