And his name is John Nogawski, who’ll oversee the world’s largest syndication company as president of CBS Television Distribution, whose massive programming library runs the gamut from Everybody Loves Raymond to Everybody Hates Chris and everything in between.
Nogawski steps into a role that was occupied by the legendary Roger King, who died on Dec. 8.
Also, Robert Madden becomes the senior executive vice president of CBS Television Distribution. In the newly created position, he’ll oversee the existing relationships CBS has with Sony regarding Wheel of Fortune and Jeporady! and Harpo Productions regarding The Oprah Winfrey Show (and his number one task should be keeping Ms. O in the ranks past 2011 – that’s when her contract to do her talk show expires.)