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NEW YORK,NY(SMI-PHILANTHROPY-AWARDS-APRIL25-26)-The Rosie's Theater Kids Arts education organization whose main goal is to mentor and enrich the lives of children through the arts, celebrated its 2022 Rosie's Theater Kids "Passing It On Annual Gala" honoring George Cheeks (CBS's President & CEO) and Cathy and Elliott Masie(Broadway Producers) with the Spotlight on Excellence Awards, hosted by BD Wong and during performance and honoree presentation at The Playhouse at Hunter College in Manhattan, New York City.


Rosie’s Theater Kids  is an non-profit arts education organization specializing in improving the lives of children through the arts. Its main objective is to inspire excellence, motivate learning, uplift the human spirit, build confidence, and spark a lifelong appreciation for the arts by offering a well structure academic classes and professional mentor ship in music, dance, and drama to those who would not have the opportunity to experience theater. 


George Cheeks is the President and CEO of of CBS Chief Content Officer, News and Sports , Paramount+.

George Cheeks assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS in March 2020. Cheeks oversees CBS-branded assets within ViacomCBS, including the CBS Television Network, which encompasses CBS Entertainment,
CBS News and CBS Sports, as well as CBS Studios, CBS Stations, CBS Media Ventures, its first-run syndication business, and CBS-branded digital assets.


 

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Photo: George Cheeks(President & CEO of CBS)

In Summer 2021, Cheeks added the role of Chief Content Officer, News and Sports to the streaming super service, and responsibility for global content strategy for ViacomCBS' free-to-air networks in the United Kingdom, Australia, Argentina and Chile. Prior to joining CBS, Cheeks served more than seven years at NBCUniversal in senior executive positions that spanned creative, business and operational roles. Most recently, he was Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal Content Studios and was also in charge of late night programming for NBC Entertainment. Previously, Cheeks was Co-Chairman of NBC Entertainment and was responsible for overseeing prime time, late night and scripted daytime programming for the network, including business affairs, marketing, communications, scheduling.West Coast research and digital operations, as well as first-run syndication.Prior to being named Co-Chairman, Cheeks served as Co-President, Universal Cable Productions and Wiltshire Studios as well as President, Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment, where he oversaw the network's lucrative and successful late night slate.

A Graduate of Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa), Cheeks received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (cum laude).