Abseck upped at CBS


Barbara Abseck has been promoted to the newly created position of executive director, East Coast manager at CBS Communications. She will report to CBS Entertainment vp communications Phil Gonzales, who made the announcement with CBS Television senior vp communications Chris Ender.

Abseck will head CBS Communications' New York entertainment unit, spearheading the network's media relations with the New York and East Coast media and serving as the press liaison for the marketing group's advertising and promotion campaigns supporting primetime entertainment programming.

Since joining CBS, Abseck has handled publicity for many of the network's biggest event programming, including multi-tiered campaigns for the miniseries "Jesus," "Joan of Arc" and "Pope John Paul II," among others.

She joined CBS in 1993, most recently serving as executive director, East Coast publicity.