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Jack Sussman has promoted Mackenzie Mitchell to VP, Specials, Music and Live Events, at CBS.

Mitchell, who started in the specials and live-events programming department as a temporary assistant eight years ago, will oversee a significant portion of specials programming, development and production for CBS Entertainment’s lineup.

“Mackenzie literally started as a temp at CBS, answering phones and scheduling meetings, but her passion, intellect, creative instincts and keen eye for material have helped her become one of the finest event-programming executives working in television today,” Sussman said. “She has built outstanding relationships with talent and the creative community, and we’re excited to have her continue her already very successful career here at the network. She’s a classic home-grown success story.”

Mitchell was previously a director in the Specials, Music and Live Events department, covering multiple iterations of the Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and Tony Awards. An associate producer on Garth & Trisha Live! and other shows, she's also worked on such telecasts as New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, Adele: One Night Only and the CMT Music Awards, to name but a few.