After nearly 10 years of serving as the Executive Vice President of Daytime Programming at CBS Entertainment, Angelica McDaniel has stepped down from her post as the network undergoes restructuring. The changes include McDaniel’s team being absorbed by the current programming that’s spearheaded by Amy Reisenbach.
With Kelly Kahl at its helm, the network is changing its reporting structure so that it will be similar to other networks, a move that resulted in McDaniel’s exit.
McDaniel led the launch of The Talk, which has now become the rival of ABC’s “The View.” She also supervised soaps and game shows including, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, Let’s Make a Deal, and, The Price Is Right.
CBS President Kelly Kahl Issued A Statement Thanking Angelica McDaniel
In a statement released to Deadline, CBS President Kelly Kahl thanked McDaniel for her contributions to the network and wished her well on her next endeavors.
“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,” Kahl said.
McDaniel joined CBS Entertainment back in August 2010. She was considered a rising star at the network after landing one promotion after another in a short period of time. One of her most avid supporters was former CBS Corporation CEO, Leslie Moonves.
McDaniel Shared Her Thoughts About Leaving CBS In An Instagram Post
McDaniel also had something to say about her leaving the network. “In my nine years at CBS I’ve had some incredible highlights,” she said on Instagram. “We launched a new show which is celebrating its 10th season, created an immersive museum exhibit celebrating iconic daytime shows,” she said.
She added that they managed to bring together over 100 past and present talent for a historic photo that commemorated the network’s 30th anniversary.
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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.
“We developed an innovative show for young people celebrating female superstars in STEM to launch in a few weeks, traveled America’s favorite game show around the country,” she continued. “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.”
A lot of people voiced their support for McDaniel including The Bold and the Beautiful writer Michele Van Jean, who tweeted: “Sorry about this. She’s a supporter of the genre. I wish her well.”