Anne Roberts Nelson Dies; Climbed CBS Ladder For 64 Year Career
June 25, 2009 at 5:30 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of ANNE ROBERTS NELSON, who turned a two-week temporary job in 1945 into a 64 year career as an executive with CBS. NELSON died SATURDAY of natural causes at her home in the BALDWIN HILLS section of LOS ANGELES at the age of 86, according to the LOS ANGELES TIMES.
NELSON joined CBS RADIO as a temp for then-KNX-A/LOS ANGELES GM ERNEST H. MARTIN (later a BROADWAY producer). She worked her way up to Assistant Director in Sales Services and then Director of Business Affairs for CBS RADIO in 1955. In 1959, she moved to the same post for television, and was promoted to VP of Business Affairs for CBS ENTERTAINMENT in 1999, a position she held until being laid off in JANUARY in a network budget cut.