David Nevins serves as Chief Creative Officer, CBS Corporation. He is responsible for oversight of programming, marketing and research across CBS Television Studios, the CBS Television Network’s Entertainment division, Showtime Networks and, in conjunction with CBS Interactive, programming for CBS All Access. He also oversees CBS’ interest in The CW, a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Showtime Networks Inc., David Nevins has oversight of all aspects of Showtime Networks Inc. and its channels. Nevins manages the Company’s programming, distribution, business development, finance, marketing, creative, digital media, scheduling, research, acquisitions, network operations, home entertainment, business affairs and corporate communications teams, as well as SHOWTIME Sports® and Smithsonian Networks. He also works closely with CBS Corporation’s international and domestic distribution groups on the monetization of Showtime Networks content around the world. Under his leadership, SHOWTIME launched its stand-alone streaming service, along with countless hit series, including the critically acclaimed originals HOMELAND, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, SHAMELESS, THE AFFAIR, SMILF, PATRICK MELROSE, KIDDING, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA, THE CIRCUS, THE CHI and TWIN PEAKS.
Before joining Showtime Networks, Nevins served as President of Imagine Television from 2002-2010, where he oversaw development, production and was an executive producer on all Imagine Television shows. Under his leadership, Imagine produced “Arrested Development,” which won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, and “24,” which won for Outstanding Drama Series. He also developed the critically acclaimed series “Friday Night Lights,” which received honors from the American Film Institute (AFI) for Television Program of the Year and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. Prior to joining Imagine, Nevins served as Executive Vice President of Programming at Fox Broadcasting Company. He oversaw all development and current programming for such series as “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” as well as the Emmy and Golden Globe® Award-winning first season of “24.” Previously, Nevins served as Senior Vice President, Primetime Series at NBC, where he was responsible for the development and creative supervision of such renowned dramas and comedies as “ER,” “The West Wing,” “Will & Grace,” “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
In 2014 Nevins was awarded the prestigious Vanguard Award for Programmers, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) top honor. He serves on various industry boards, including the HRTS Board of Directors, the George Foster Peabody Awards Board of Advisors, the Paley Center Los Angeles Board of Governors, and is on the ATAS Executive Committee. Nevins currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Saban Community Clinic, who honored him with the Leadership Award at their annual Gala in 2013. In 2016 Nevins was honored with the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee Los Angeles. Nevins graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Los Angeles with their daughter and two sons.