Heather Gray, who was a supervising producer for “The Tyra Banks Show” and an executive producer for the CBS show “The Talk,” has died. She had turned 50. At this time, we don’t know any more about Gray’s death.
CBS sent a letter to “The Talk” staff and the press to confirm the news. Even though the cause of Gray’s death was not given, the network said that he was “bravely fighting a cruel disease.”
The letter was written and sent out on behalf of CBS. It was signed by George Cheeks, who is the president and CEO of CBS, David Stapf, who is the president of CBS Studios, Kelly Kahl, who is the president of CBS Network Entertainment, Thom Sherman, who is the senior EVP of programming for CBS Network Entertainment, Amy Reisenbach, who is the EVP of current programmes for CBS Network Entertainment, and Laurie Seidman, who is the EVP of current programmes for CBS Network Entertainment (SVP of daytime programs, CBS Network Entertainment).
“We want you to know how sorry we are about the loss of our dear friend Heather. She gave us all hope because she lived and did well despite having a terrible disease. “She showed us what it means to be brave,” the network wrote. “Her big smile and infectious laugh were the only things better than how smart and creative she was as a producer. She was respected and loved by everyone in your family, and everyone looked up to her as a leader.”
“She did a lot to make the show a success, but what’s more important is that she was a boss who showed that you can lead with kindness, care, and friendship. Heather was everyone’s friend, everyone’s champion, and everyone’s favourite person on the set. We’re going to miss her so much,” the letter says.
Gray, who has won several Daytime Emmy Awards, became the senior supervising producer for “The Talk” in the middle of the first season in 2010. In August 2011, she was made a co-executive producer, and in August 2019, she was made an executive producer.
Gray won a Daytime Emmy in 2016 and 2018 for the best entertainment on a talk show for “The Talk.” In 2016, the show’s well-known producer also won an NAACP Image Award for it.
Before joining “The Talk,” Gray worked at Endemol USA as a development producer from 2010 to 2011. From 2006 to 2010, she was also the head producer of “The Tyra Banks Show.” She won her first two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on that show.