Gaye Hirsch was named Executive Vice President, Development, The CW, in January 2018, and oversees all scripted and alternative series development for the network, as well as current alternative series and specials.
Hirsch was previously Senior Vice President of Scripted Development for The CW, and has been closely involved in the development of all The CW’s scripted series, including THE FLASH, ARROW, JANE THE VIRGIN, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, and RIVERDALE. Hirsch transitioned into scripted development at The CW in 2009, after serving in the network’s current programming department as Senior Vice President, where she oversaw the day-to-day production on CW series, including GOSSIP GIRL. She first joined The CW in 2006 as Vice President, Current Programming.
Previously, Hirsch had served as a Senior Executive at Cruise/Wagner Productions since 2000. Prior to Cruise/Wagner, she was Vice President of Production for HBO Films, working on such Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning films as “Gia” and “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” She began her career at Touchstone Pictures, where she eventually became Vice President, Production.
Hirsch earned her MBA in entertainment management from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Cornell University.