Glenn Geller is the new president of CBS, and he is out and proud married man. He says he hopes to “normalize my diversity” in his new role with the network.
In September he was promoted after the previous president, Nina Tassler, stepped down. He spoke with the press for the first time last week stating: “I’m just a gay guy from Indiana who doesn’t play basketball.” He continued by speaking about the diversity he sees in front of and behind the camera, but believes CBS can do an even better job of representing the LGBT community.
CBS is America’s most popular network, and Geller has been with the organization for 15 years already. He said that he plans to bring “my own sensibility and point of view” to this media giant. Geller is a big fan of reality tv and has a couple of new shows in the works. He also promises that some of the new mid-season replacement shows will tout impressively diverse casts.
NBC’s Bob Greenblatt is also gay and has spoken about his experience of being homosexual in the corporate entertainment world. “I have never even been held back or questioned in any of my career steps that I’ve gone through because of my orientation. Nor have I seen it with anyone else. I mean, I think Hollywood is very open.”