Mark Gray has been named CEO of Katz Media Group, overseeing Katz’s radio and television companies. Gray replaces Mark Rosenthal as CEO. After nearly four years with the company, Rosenthal announced his decision to step down as CEO of Katz Media Group at the end of March. Mary Gray is also the 2017 co-chair of Radio Ink’s Forecast Conference.
Gray was most recently president of Katz Radio Group. In his new role, Katz said Gray will “lead the Katz team of radio and television industry experts to deliver innovative ideas for advertisers and agencies, and drive revenue and operational results for Katz’s partners.” He’ll also work on further developing Katz’s technology and digital offerings, including programmatic buying via Expressway from Katz.
iHeartMedia President/COO/CFO Rich Bressler said, “Mark has been a trusted partner for Katz’s clients as well as an industry leader for many years, and we know he will continue to both successfully advocate for radio and TV, and build their presence with major advertisers and agencies across the country.”
Gray said, “Katz is a longtime leader in the media industry, known for its exceptional sales team and unparalleled ability to provide innovative expertise in audio and television solutions. I’m both honored and excited to take on this role, and I look forward to continuing to help drive revenue and advocacy for our broadcast partners.”