Brightman, Kim Add CBS News & Stations Roles


NEW YORK — According to a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the co-heads of Business Affairs for CBS Entertainment and Studios are taking on additional duties.

They’ll now oversee CBS’s News and Stations, Sports, and CBS Media Ventures under the Paramount brand.

The memo came from CBS CEO George Cheeks, affirming bigger roles for Allison Brightman and Jeeun Kim, respectively.

As reported in The Wrap, Cheeks wrote in the memo, “As executive vice presidents and co-heads of Business Affairs for CBS, they will provide leadership, strategy, guidance and support to all our outstanding B.A. teams. Very similar to our centralized structure for Communications, Marketing and Finance, the divisional B.A. teams will report directly to Allison and Jeeun, while continuing to work closely with their respective divisional leaders. Allison and Jeeun have done a fantastic job leading B.A. at both CBS Entertainment and CBS Studios over the past year and a half.”

Jeeun will focus on Entertainment, News and Stations, and Sports.

Brightman will largely focus on the Studios and Media Ventures teams.

Jeeun began her career as a lawyer at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles and Paul Hastings in New York. Until October 2020, she was Director of Business Affairs (Original Series) for Netflix. Before that, she held several senior roles at various divisions at NBCUniversal, including NBC Network, USA, Syfy, Universal Cable Productions and Universal Television.

Brightman was named executive vice president of CBS Television Studios in January 2020 and became co-head of Business Affairs for Studios and Entertainment in October 2020. She first joined CBS in 2006 as VP of Business Affairs.