Theresa Corigliano, an established and respected television executive and writer, learned her craft at the CBS Television Network. During her tenure in the CBS family of businesses, she also worked as a publishing executive for Fawcett Books/CBS Publications, and as a news field producer for CBS’s #1 ranked owned-and-operated station, WCBS.
At the request of the Network, Corigliano relocated from New York to Los Angeles where she served as director of publicity for motion pictures-for-television and miniseries. Subsequently, she was named vice president of communications, during which time she supervised publicity campaigns for all of the Network’s primetime series.
After leaving CBS, Corigliano worked for six years as a publicity consultant for Alliance Atlantis, where she was responsible for the international and domestic launch of the then number-one show in prime-time television, the Emmy-nominated CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. For her work at CBS and Alliance Atlantis, Corigliano was honored by the Publicists Guild of America with multiple nominations—and wins—for her publicity campaigns.
She transitioned from publicity to producer with a stint on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. For four seasons, she served as vice president of media relations for the nationally syndicated shows Dr. Phil and The Doctors. She also served as Chief Communications for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, creating publicity campaigns to increase the organization’s footprint in media and the entertainment community. As a publicity consultant, she has counted among her clients Fox Searchlight, Amazon Studios, EPIX, Disney, Warner Bros. and Lifetime.
A member of the Writers Guild, Corigliano is a produced television writer who began her career in one-hour drama. She was a semifinalist for her episodic work at the Austin Film Festival, and she was also a quarterfinalist in the Writers Network screenwriting competition. Her fiction was nominated for the James Kirkwood Prize at UCLA.
As a sportswriter, she covered the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings for the NHL’s GOAL Magazine as well as other national sports magazines. She also served for two years as the publicity manager of the Phil Esposito Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that offered career counseling and drug and alcohol rehabilitation for professional hockey players.
Corigliano has been a guest instructor in television publicity at both USC and UCLA’s Extension Writers Program. Since 2018, she has been an adjunct professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Corigliano holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California Riverside.
Prior to establishing checkyourlocallistings.com, her entertainment/arts/sports/food./travel website, she worked as a television critic, reporting for DishMagazine.com and TVWorthWatching.com.
She lives in Los Angeles.