Koa takes over the role from longtime CBS executive Julie Pernworth, who announced her departure from the company back in June. Koa joins CBS from Condé Nast Entertainment, where he was senior vice president of scripted television. In his new role, he will report to CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl and senior executive vice president of programming Thom Sherman.
“Jon is a tremendously experienced television executive with an obvious passion for the development process,” said Kahl. “His reputation among his peers and the creative community is impeccable and he will be an extraordinary addition to the CBS team.”
“It was imperative we find just the right individual to lead our comedy team,” Sherman added. “Jon has tremendous creative chops and a keen eye for spotting writing that resonates. I look forward to working closely with him.