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Senior Vice President, Daytime Programs

CBS News

Managing Director

Spotlight on Youth


Spotlight Players

Vice President

ABC Daytime

Co-Head Writer On the Daytime Drama

ABC Daytime

Director of Advertising

ABC Daytime


Board Member
Spotlight Players

Board of Governors Member
Spotlight Players


bachelor of science ( b.s. )

Skidmore College

bachelor of science degree
Skidmore College

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Barbara Bloom

Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment
Barbara Bloom was named Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment, in January 2003. She reports to Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.
In her position, Bloom manages CBS's top-rated daytime lineup which includes the dramas THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE WORLD TURNS and the popular game shows THE PRICE IS RIGHT and LET'S MAKE A DEAL.
Bloom oversaw the hiring of Drew Carey to succeed Bob Barker as host of THE PRICE IS RIGHT, which continues as daytime's number one program.
Bloom's also supervised the development of LET'S MAKE A DEAL, with host Wayne Brady, as the successor to "Guiding Light."
Bloom joined CBS from ABC Entertainment, where she was co-head writer on the daytime drama "Port Charles" since April 2000.
From 1996-2000, Bloom was Vice President, ABC Daytime where she ran the West Coast daytime programming department. During her tenure in this position, she developed and oversaw the drama "Port Charles," supervised all creative aspects of the daytime drama "General Hospital," oversaw the production of the "General Hospital 35th Anniversary Prime Time Special" and was responsible for the concept and execution of the ABC Daytime Press bestseller, Robin's Diary, which spent 13 weeks on the New York Times best seller list. During her years at ABC, "General Hospital" ranked as daytime's top drama among women 19-49.
Bloom joined ABC Daytime in January 1992 as director of advertising, after serving as the creative account executive for the ABC Daytime account at Grey Entertainment. That same year she was promoted to director of advertising and on-air promotion. In 1993, Bloom became ABC's program executive on "One Life to Live. A year later, she relocated to the West Coast, where she was promoted to director, daytime programming, West Coast and then to vice president, before becoming co-head writer of "Port Charles."
Bloom received her bachelor of science (b.s. theater) from Skidmore College in New York.

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"With our daytime dramas on the air year-round, this is a remarkable opportunity for new talent to be seen by the highest number of people possible in this medium," said Barbara Bloom, Senior Vice President, Daytime Programs, CBS.


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"THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1 daytime drama on television for more than two decades, as well as an enduring symbol of CBS's success in the daypart," said Barbara Bloom, Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS.

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