About the Show

July 2018


MADAM SECRETARY stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined secretary of state who drives international diplomacy and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton, who values McCord’s apolitical leanings, deep knowledge of the Middle East, flair for languages and ability to not just think outside the box, but not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes her chief of staff, Jay Whitman; policy advisor, Kat Sandoval; speechwriter, Matt Mahoney; press coordinator, Daisy Grant; and charming assistant, Blake Moran. As McCord debates third-world problems, confronts issues related to her decision to run for president, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the president’s combative chief of staff, Russell Jackson, that’s just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, theology-professor-turned-intelligence-operative Henry, and their three children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning.


Begins its fifth season Sunday, Oct. 7 on the CBS Television Network.


ON AIR: Sundays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)




FORMAT: Drama (Filmed in HD)


STARRING: Téa Leoni (Elizabeth McCord)

Tim Daly (Henry McCord)

Sara Ramirez (Kat Sandoval)

Ċ½eljko Ivanek (Russell Jackson)

Keith Carradine (President Conrad Dalton)

Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman)

Patina Miller (Daisy Grant)

Geoffrey Arend (Matt Mahoney)

Erich Bergen (Blake Moran)

Kathrine Herzer (Alison McCord)

Wallis Currie-Wood (Stephanie “Stevie” McCord)

Evan Roe (Jason McCord)


PRODUCED BY: CBS Television Studios, in association with Revelations Entertainment


EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary, David Grae, Eric Stoltz and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman


CREATED BY: Barbara Hall

Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com

Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/madam-secretary/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadamSecretary

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadamSecretary

Instagram: @madamsecretarycbs

CBS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

Cast and Crew on Twitter:

Téa Leoni @TeaLeoni
Tim Daly @TimmyDaly
Sara Ramirez @SaraRamirez
Sebastian Arcelus @SebArcelus
Patina Miller @patinamiller
Geoffrey Arend @GeoffreyArend
Erich Bergen @erichbergen
Kathrine Herzer @KathrineHerzer
Wallis Currie-Wood @walliscw
Barbara Hall @BarbaraHallHQ
Lori McCreary @LoriMcCreary
Eric Stoltz @Eric Stoltz

Cast and Crew on Instagram:

Tim Daly @TimmyDaly
Sara Ramirez @TheRealSaraRamirez
Patina Miller @patinamiller
Geoffrey Arend @geoffreyarend
Erich Bergen @erichbergen
Kathrine Herzer @kathrine_herzer
Wallis Currie-Wood @walliscw
Evan Roe @evanroeofficial

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Press Contacts:

Meredith Tiger 212-975-3829 mftiger@cbs.com
Elizabeth Rolnik 212-975-1533 Elizabeth.rolnik@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

Meagan McLaughlin 212-975-7518 mcmclaughlin@cbs.com
Gail Schulman 212-975-0897 Gail.schulman@cbs.com

CBS Television Studios:

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