Marcy Carsey

Founder, The Carsey-Werner Company

Executive Board

For an interview with Marcy Carsey, visit this page.

Marcy Carsey was a partner with Tom Werner in The Carsey-Werner Company, the television production company responsible for The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun, That 70’s Show, and A Different World. Ms. Carsey retired in 2007. Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Carsey graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in English literature, and began her show business career as an NBC tour guide. After years of story editing and advertising work, she rose through the ranks at the ABC network to become senior VP of PrimeTime Series. She left ABC in 1980 and formed her own production company, which became the Carsey-Werner Company.

In addition to being inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Broadcasting and Cable Magazine’s Hall of Fame, the Carsey-Werner producing team has received numerous awards, including the Emmy, the Humanitas Prize, The Peabody Award, The People’s Choice Award, The Golden Globe, and The NAACP Image Award. At UC Santa Barbara, Carsey is a member of the UC Santa Barbara Gold Circle Society. She has two children, Rebecca and John, both UC Santa Barbara graduates and three stepchildren: Riley, Heidi, and Kyre. Carsey was elected to the UC Santa Barbara Foundation in 1999.