Malia Langen, CBS Comedy Executive, Dies at 38

She started as a page and joined the comedy department in 2002

Malia Langen, a comedy development coordinator at CBS, died Monday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after a battle with leukemia. She was 38.  

Langen came to CBS as a page in December 1999. She joined the comedy department in 2002 as the assistant to Wendi Trilling, now executive vp comedy development for the network, and was promoted to comedy development coordinator in 2005.  

“Malia was an invaluable member of the CBS comedy team, and her enthusiasm for her work was evident to everyone here and in the entire comedy community,” Trilling said in an email to staffers and colleagues. “She was an integral part of the work we have done over the past 12 years, and her contributions will not be soon forgotten.”

Langen, who as a teenager had a kidney transplant, sat on the boards of two national nonprofit organizations, Renal Support Network and Donate Life Hollywood.

Survivors include her mother, Terry, father, Kenny, brother, Charlie, sisters, Catalina and Olivia, and stepmother, Patty.

A memorial service is being planned.