Sony TV exec Jeanie Bradley exiting

25-year veteran departing studio as part of upcoming layoffs

Sony Pictures Television's head of current programming, Jeanie Bradley, is leaving the studio after 25 years as part of the wave of layoffs expected to hit Sony Pictures Entertainment this week.

Earlier this month, SPE said it will lay off 450 staffers, or nearly 7% of the Culver City studio's worldwide work force of 6,800 employees.

Bradley is said to be the highest-profile name from Sony Pictures TV to be cut as most of SPE's layoffs will be in the home video and I.T. departments. Her exit follows the recent departure of another Sony TV veteran, Sony Pictures TV International president Michael Grindon.

As executive vp U.S. current programming, Bradley oversaw the studio's scripted on-air series, including "Community" for NBC, "Rules of Engagement" for CBS, "'Til Death" and "Brothers" for Fox, "Lawman" and "Damages" for FX, "Breaking Bad" for AMC, "Drop Dead Diva" for Lifetime, "Hawthorne" for TNT and "My Boys" and "10 Items or Less" for TBS.

Bradley was named exec vp in 1999. She previously was senior vp current programming.

In 1985, Bradley became head of current programming for then-Embassy Television, which later became Columbia Pictures Television and Sony Pictures Television. There, she worked on such series as "The Facts of Life," "Who's the Boss?" "Married ... With Children" and "Designing Women."