Mackenzie Mitchell has been promoted to vice president of specials, music and live events for CBS Entertainment, Jack Sussman — executive vice president of specials, music, live events and alternative programming — announced Friday.
In her new role, Mitchell will oversee a significant portion of special programming production and development for CBS Entertainment’s lineup. The executive began at the network eight years ago as a temporary assistant in the special and live event programming department.
“Mackenzie literally started out as a fluke at CBS, answering phones and answering meetings, but his passion, wit, creative instincts and keen eye for content made him some of the finest event programming executives working in television today. helped to become one of the best,” Sussman said. “She has built excellent relationships with the talent and creative community, and we are excited to continue her already very successful career here at the network. She is a classic domestic success story.”
Prior to this, Mitchell was a director in the same department, covering some of the biggest events on television, including several Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and Tony Awards. They were also featured in “John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero” and “Garth and Trisha Live!” Received associate producer credit on productions like Mitchell has also worked on other CBS specials including The National Christmas Tree Lighting, “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville Big Bash,” “Adele: One Night Only,” CMT Music Awards, A Home for the Holiday, and the CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade . ,
Before joining CBS in 2014, Mitchell served as a location coordinator for LMNO Productions. She will continue to report directly to Sussman.