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CBS appoints Claudia Lyon as new head of casting

Former ABC head of casting, Claudia Lyon is now officially a member of the CBS team. The broadcast network announced yesterday that Claudia is coming on board as head of casting.

In her new role, Lyon will oversee all talent and casting operations for CBS’ primetime and daytime programming, limited series, alternative programs and specials. She replaces longtime CBS casting director Peter Golden, who bowed out from the network in May 2019.

Been in the casting field for over a decade, Claudia’s creativity is regarded as ‘extraordinary’ by CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl, “Claudia’s tremendous experience, impressive insight and obvious passion for the casting process made us stand up and take notice during this search process. She’s highly respected across the industry, and we’re excited to have her join the CBS team. Claudia has an extraordinary creative perspective and a keen eye for identifying talent, as shown by her impressive resume. We can’t wait for her to get started.”

Claudia has served at ABC since 2006 and holds credit for the network’s series including ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘How to Get Away With Murder’, ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Criminal Minds’. She also spearheaded ABC’s global and digital initiatives unit.

On several occasions at Imagen Foundation, Lyon has been honored as one of their Powerful and Influential Latinos in the Entertainment Industry in 2013,2014 and 2018.

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