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Next Gen 2010: Hollywood's Young Guns

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    Lauri Metrose
    Bill Phelps
    Lauri Metrose, 34
    Senior vp communications, CBS Television Studios

    Growing up in San Diego made Metrose a “beach gal through and through,” she says — which made all the more memorable her experience standing on Waikiki Beach in September, while thousands watched an open-air viewing of CBS’ Hawaii Five-O reboot. For more than 10 years across various publicity posts, the married mother of two has overseen giant promotions for the network’s biggest hits, including the Jerry Bruckheimer juggernauts CSI, The Amazing Race and Without a Trace. The UC Santa Barbara grad now manages four publicists, two assistants and 26 shows across Showtime, USA Network, the CW and, of course, CBS. “This is not a sprint,” she says. “When you work in TV, you're running a marathon."

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