Rick Joyce has been named co-executive producer of CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight, joining EP Brad Bessey at the helm of the entertainment magazine.
“Rick Joyce was one of the first people I called when I became executive producer of ET,” said Bessey in a statement. “We have a shorthand, a shared history and I respect him as a leader and an innovator. Bringing Rick on board as co-executive producer is an investment in our brand’s continued leadership, growth and evolution.”
For the past four years, Joyce has been executive producing Scripps’ The List, which airs on 15 Scripps-owned stations. Joyce developed and launched the program in 2012.
Prior to that, Joyce spent a decade at ET, including as news director and managing editor. During that time, Joyce also developed and launched digital platform CelebTV.com in 2006 as executive producer for Chicago’s Intersport.
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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.