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CBS’s Becky Brooks Joins Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg & Meg Whitman’s Mobile TV Startup (Exclusive)

CBS’s Becky Brooks Joins Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg & Meg Whitman’s Mobile TV Startup (Exclusive)

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman continue to round out Quibi’s executive ranks: Their latest hire is Becky Brooks, who is exiting CBS Television Distribution after five years, Variety has learned.

Brooks most recently was CBS Television Distribution’s senior VP, multiplatform programming and branded content. She’s joining Quibi as a content executive, working alongside Ryan Kadro, formerly executive producer of “CBS This Morning,” on the short-form mobile TV service’s Daily Essentials programming team, according to a source familiar with the move.

A rep for Quibi confirmed Brooks’ hire but declined to provide additional info.

Brooks will lead lifestyle programming — including entertainment, fashion, beauty, health/wellness, and trending topics — while Kadro is overseeing news. Brooks will be based at Quibi’s main offices in Hollywood. Quibi’s Daily Essentials is overseen by Janice Min, former editorial director of THR.

Quibi’s big — and unproven — bet is that smartphone-centric

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