Graham Names Badalamente Chief Innovation Officer
Graham Media Group today appointe Catherine Badalamente vice president and chief innovation officer.
“Catherine’s keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our industry combined with her unfailing commitment to Graham Media Group make her the ideal individual for this position,” said Graham Media Group President-CEO, Emily Barr.
“Under Catherine’s leadership, the Graham Digital team has nurtured and developed our web and mobile sites, overseen the growth of significant digital revenue and developed industry-leading applications and have been recognized by a slew of industry experts for out-of-the-box thinking and far-reaching efforts to transform what we call local television,” Barr added.
A graduate of John Carroll University, Badalamente joined the organization in 2000 at WDIV, Graham’s NBC affiliate in Detroit, where she held a number of leadership positions. In 2012, she became vice president, digital media for Graham Media Group.
Badalamente has led Graham Digital in forming key technology partnerships with the Google News Initiative, Amazon Web Services and the Arc Publishing team at The Washington Post in creating state-of-the-art video and data-driven products.
According to Graham, her content and development teams have been widely recognized as “innovators in new technologies including OTT apps, voice and smart speakers, AR mobile app experiences and ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV.”
Badalamente is the current chairperson for the NAB’s Digital Officer Committee. She also serves on the executive board of the Local Media Association and was the recipient of the 2017 NAB Digital Leadership Award.