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Linda Bell Blue

® CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Linda Bell BlueThis season, Linda Bell Blue begins her 13th year as executive producer of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. She is the longest running executive producer on the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. An Emmy Award-winning producer,  Bell Blue joined the revered entertainment newsmagazine at the start of its 15th season (with more than a decade of producing news under her belt) .

Bell Blue also serves as executive producer of THE INSIDER, the nightly half-hour newsmagazine based on the popular ET segment. THE INSIDER premiered in 2004 as the highest-rated debut of any newsmagazine in syndication since 1996 and continues to rank second only to ET in the genre.

During the 2004-05 season, Bell Blue executive produced two CBS primetime television specials: "Red Carpet Confidential," which revealed the beauty and style secrets of the stars, and "An ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Event - Celebrity Weddings Unveiled," which celebrated the lavish wedding moments, mementos and mishaps of Hollywood celebrities. She also executive produced the critically-acclaimed CBS Valentine's Day special, "The Stars First Time on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT With Mary Hart." In 2002, she served as executive producer of the high-rated ABC reunion special, "ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Presents: Laverne & Shirley Together Again," which revisited the classic sitcom with its stars Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams.

During Bell Blue's tenure at ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, the show has further distinguished itself as the #1 source for breaking entertainment news and

investigative stories. In October 2006, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT became the third syndicated program ever to be inducted in to the Broadcasting & Cable "Hall of Fame." ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT has also won a TV GUIDE Award for "Favorite News Program," beating "Dateline NBC" and "20/20."

In October 2002,. Bell Blue was named one of "Television's Most Powerful Women" by TelevisionWeek magazine. She is also the recipient of a STAR Award from the American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) for outstanding individual achievement in television and was recently recognized for her work in television production by The Hollywood Reporter in their "Salute to Women in Entertainment" special issue.

Prior to joining ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, Bell Blue served as executive producer of "Hard Copy." During her tenure, the show received accolades from Time magazine and The Los Angeles Press Club. Before "Hard Copy," she was supervising producer of the newsmagazine show, "This Evening," and producer of "Hour Magazine" for Group W Productions in Los Angeles.

From 1982 to 1987, Bell Blue was executive producer of news at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, where she received an Emmy Award for live coverage of breaking news, and produced specials for the 1984 Democratic Convention, the 1984 Summer Olympics, and a highly publicized interview with Charles Manson. Prior to KCBS, she worked as a news producer at television stations KRON-TV and KPIX-TV in San Francisco, and WDIV-TV in Detroit.

A native of Springfield, Mo., Bell Blue graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.

Currently in its 27th season, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and is taped in Hollywood, Calif. Linda Bell Blue is executive producer. Mary Hart is anchor; Mark Steines is co-anchor. Jann Carl is primary substitute anchor and weekend anchor; Kevin Frazier is weekend anchor and correspondent.  Leonard Maltin is film historian/correspondent. Steven Cojocaru and Thea Andrews are correspondents.

THE INSIDER is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution in Hollywood, Calif. and New York, New York.  Linda Bell Blue is Executive Producer.  Pat O'Brien is Anchor; Lara Spencer is Co-Anchor; Victoria Recaño, Thomas Roberts and Steven Cojocaru are Correspondents. 

CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.

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