Hasbro Taps TV Vet Samuels as Executive Producer

Former CBS and NBC executive Kathy Samuels is joining Hasbro Studios as executive producer.

Samuels’ previous job was senior VP at CBS Television Distribution Group, where she oversaw the development, launch and ongoing programming of such shows as Rachael Ray, The Doctors, Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. Her previous experience included more than a decade as senior broadcast producer at NBC and entertainment producer for KNBC Los Angeles.

Her new job calls for her to oversee production on a number of the studio’s upcoming creative initiatives covering a variety of genres.

‘Kathy comes to Hasbro Studios with a solid track record as a top producer and has been closely involved with some of television’s most successful and enduring franchises,’ says Stephen J. Davis, president of Hasbro Studios. ‘The studio is establishing itself as a home for great talent ‘ and Kathy’s vision and creativity complements the talented group of professionals we have been putting in place here.’

‘I’ve always had a personal and professional passion to make great television for kids, and in the kid and family arena, Hasbro owns and has access to the best brands in the business,’ says Samuels. ‘I see Hasbro Studios as a perfect fit for my skills and interests, and it presents me with a wonderful opportunity.’