Carla Harris2018 Speaker Nina Tassler

Nina Tassler  was named Chairman, CBS Entertainment, in February 2014. After leading CBS Entertainment to great heights since 2004, Tassler announced in September she would step down at the end of 2015, and continue in an advisory role through at least 2017. 

Under Tassler’s leadership, CBS has been America’s #1 Network for 12 of the past 13 years with a broad range of popular and critical hits, including The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods. Previously, as Executive Vice President, Drama Series Development, she developed the highly rated and commercially successful CSI and NCIS franchises. 

During her tenure, Tassler and her team have expanded CBS’s year-round programming strategy with event summer series, strengthened CBS’s top-rated lineup with a balance of dramas, game shows and the Emmy Award-nominated talk show The Talk, and led the Network’s late night programming transition with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden

Tassler serves on the Board of Jewish Family Services, is a member of the Ambassador Council of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and serves on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Academy Foundation. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Boston University and the Board of the Paley Center for Media.

Tassler is the author of What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women.

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