Sharon Hoffman Named Executive Producer of 'ET,' 'The Insider'

CBS News veteran Sharon Hoffman has been named executive producer of CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, CTD said Monday.

Hoffman most recently served as executive producer of weekend news for CBS News and was part of the senior production team that re-created and re-launched CBS This Morning—starring Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell—in January 2012. 

Prior to joining CBS News, Hoffman held senior positions at ABC’s Good Morning America, NPR and NBC News.

Hoffman replaces Brad Bessey, who departed ET and The Insider in early August. Rick Joyce, who has been interim executive producer, will remain as co-executive producer. Joyce and Jeffrey Wilson are co-executive producers of The Insider.

Related: Brad Bessey Departs as Executive Producer of 'Entertainment Tonight,' 'The Insider'

Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier host Entertainment Tonight with Nischelle Turner and Cameron Mathison as correspondents. Mathison also co-anchors Entertainment Tonight Weekend. Debbie Matenopoulos and Louis Aguirre are co-hosts of The Insider with Michael Yo and Keltie Knight as correspondents.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). 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.