Amy Freisleben is the new executive in charge of
production at CBS Television Distribution's top-rated court show, Judge Judy.
Since 2009, Freisleben has been senior VP of legal and
business affairs at CTD, where she provided all production-related legal work
for the show. Before that, she was VP of legal and business affairs. Freisleben
has been working for Judge Judy since 1998.
Meanwhile, executive producer Timothy Regler is retiring
after 42 years in the business. Regler has been co-executive and executive
producer of Judge Judy since the show
premiered in 1996.
"Tim has helped shepherd our program from the beginning
and I will greatly miss his professional input," said Judge Judy Sheindlin
in a statement. "Besides, he allows me to regularly whip him in gin. We
are, however, so fortunate to have Amy Freisleben, who has been an integral
part of the Judge Judy family for 15 years. The transition will be
seamless and I hear she is practicing her gin game."
The show remains under the overall guidance of Randy
Douthit, who is executive producer and director. Like Regler, Douthit also has
been with the show since its inception in September 1996.
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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