EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NETWORK DISTRIBUTION, THE CW
Chris Brooks is Executive Vice President, Network Distribution, The CW, responsible for all network distribution, and overseeing affiliate relations and affiliate marketing activities at The CW. Brooks serves as the network’s primary liaison with its station groups and MVPDs.
Brooks joined The CW in 2014 as Senior Vice President, Network Distribution. Under his guidance, The CW has reached new long-term affiliation agreements with the majority of its major broadcast station groups, signed new long-term VOD deals with nearly every major MVPD in the country, and partnered with Litton Entertainment on a new, award-winning Saturday morning programming block, “One Magnificent Morning.”
Brooks previously served as Senior Vice President, West Coast for CBS Domestic Television, a position he held since 2004. He was responsible for sales of syndication assets in the western United States, overseeing one of the top-performing regions in the country for CBS Domestic Television, and also built and maintained strategic relationships with broadcasters across the country. Brooks spent nearly 17 years with CBS, first joining the company in 1997 as an account executive in the Southwest region, before being named VP, West Coast Division Manager in 2000, and was promoted to Senior Vice President and West Coast Regional Manager in 2004.