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Heather Grey, Govt Producer of CBS’ ‘The Discuss, Dies at 50

Heather Grey, Govt Producer of CBS’ ‘The Discuss, Dies at 50

Heather Grey, who was govt producer and showrunner on CBS’ daytime speak present The Talk, has died. She was 50.

Grey died Saturday in Los Angeles of an “unforgiving illness,” in accordance with CBS, with out offering additional particulars.

Grey joined The Discuss, which debuted in 2010, halfway by season one as senior supervising producer. The next season, she was promoted to co-executive producer, then named an govt producer in August 2019. 

Grey earned two Daytime Emmy Awards, for greatest speak present, leisure, in 2016 and 2018, together with an NAACP Picture Award in 2016.

Earlier than becoming a member of The Discuss, Grey was a growth producer at Endemol USA from 2010-11 and served as supervising producer for The Tyra Banks Present from 2006-10, the place she garnered her first two Daytime Emmys.

A letter praising Gray’s contributions to the present was despatched to The Discuss employees and crew from CBS president and CEO George Cheeks, CBS Studios president David Stapf, CBS Community Leisure president Kelly Kahl, CBS Community Leisure senior govt vp programming Thom Sherman, CBS Community Leisure govt vp present packages Amy Reisenbach and CBS Community Leisure senior vp daytime packages Laurie Seidman. Learn it in full beneath.

Pricey Discuss Household,

 

On behalf of all of us at CBS, we need to lengthen our deep condolences to you for the painful lack of our beloved Heather. She was an inspiration to us all, dwelling and thriving whereas bravely battling an unforgiving illness. She confirmed us what true braveness seems to be like.

 

Heather has been the center and soul of “The Discuss” from day one. Her brilliance as an modern producer was solely outmatched by her enormous smile and infectious chortle. She was an admired, beloved mama bear of your loved ones and a pacesetter that each one regarded as much as. Her contributions to the success of the present are immeasurable, however extra importantly, she was a boss that proved you possibly can lead with kindness, caring and friendship. Heather was everybody’s buddy, everybody’s champion, everybody’s favourite individual on the set. We are going to miss her terribly.

 

We acknowledge and share the ache and shock you’re feeling at this second, in addition to the grief you’ll really feel within the days forward. Whereas the present is beginning its hiatus as of August 1 (Monday), we are not looking for you to grieve and mourn alone. The set shall be open, and HR could have employees and grief counseling accessible in individual and by telephone. HR help shall be on web site as effectively. We perceive how troublesome this shall be for all of you and need you to all know, that we’re right here for you.

 

George, Kelly, David, Thom, Amy, Laurie

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