Layoffs Hit CBS TV Execs

01/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Nellie Andreeva Hollywood Reporter

The wave of industrywide layoffs has reached CBS Corp.

Employees of CBS Entertainment and CBS Paramount Network TV were let go Monday at the company's Studio City and Television City lots.

The cuts claimed two high-profile CBS Par TV executives: executive vp Maria Crenna, who served as the studio's No. 2 executive under president David Stapf, and senior vp and head of comedy Brian Banks. Both are 11-year CBS veterans.

Also gone at CBS Par is vp current programming Jocelyn Freid.

CBS' development teams were not impacted. There were some lower-level layoffs in the network's current department.

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