New Exec Producer of CBS' 'The Talk' Out After Two Weeks
UPDATED: Susan Winston took over the position from Brad Bessey, who announced his departure in March.
Susan Winston is out as executive producer of The Talk, THR has confirmed. Winston lasted less than two weeks at the job, notes Broadcasting and Cable, which reported the news late Friday.
Winston left the show at her own request.
Winston, a former Good Morning America exec producer and Emmy winner for ABC's 1984 Summer Olympics coverage, was hired for the CBS morning show in late April. She replaced Brad Bessey, who had been with the program since its Oct. 2010 launch and announced his departure in March.
It is unclear whether Winston -- creator and exec producer of daytime talker The Other Half -- will be replaced.
Actress Sara Gilbert and John Redmann are expected to stay on as executive producers. Gilbert co-hosts the show along with Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini.
Winston's departure is the latest upheaval for the program which was stunned by Bessey's exit and saw contributor Marissa Jaret Winokur leave after a couple of months of production.
The Talk was renewed for a second season in Jan., averaging 2.2 million viewers per episode since its debut.
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