Corday was Executive Vice President, Primetime Programs, CBS Television.
She was President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Pictures Television.
She has been a writer, a producer and also the co-creator of the series
and Lacey. Recently she was President of New World Television.
Currently Ms. Corday is a professor and chairman of the Production Department
at the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California.
In her positions at CBS, Columbia and New World, Corday was responsible for development of new series, the production of those series, current programs, motion pictures for television, mini-series, specials and in-house production. She also supervised talent and casting. At Columbia she also oversaw daytime programs and at New World added the first run syndication to her repertoire.
With her longtime former partner, Barbara Avedon, Corday was the writer and creator of Cagney and Lacey which began as a tv movie and went on to a six year run as a highly acclaimed series on the CBS network.
After a three year stint as Vice President of Comedy Series at ABC, Corday left to start her own company, Can't Sing Can't Dance Productions, under a overall deal at Columbia Pictures Television division of the studio which she ran for another four years.
In earlier years Corday wrote dozens of episodes of tv series, produced tv movies and series and co-created another Emmy nominated drama, American Dream. In an even earlier life, Corday started her show business career as a publicist.
Corday is the recipient of a Genii Award for Outstanding Achievement by American Women in Radio and Television. She has also received awards from the ACLU, Big Sisters of Los Angeles, New York Women in Film, CARAL and the Women's Conference of the Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles, among others. She is a founding member of the Hollywood Women's Political Committee and sits on the boards of the Las Angeles Free Clinic and the Southern California ACLU.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and has a grown daughter.