Steve Chung, the founder and chief executive officer of Frankly Inc. and veteran digital media executive, is tapped to become the station group’s first chief digital officer.
Eric Berger, who has run Sony Pictures Television Networks’ Crackle for the past six years, is expanding his duties with the additional post of chief digital officer of SPT Networks.
Former Mashable executive Adam Ostrow will oversee Tegna’s digital vision and strategy.
Veteran digital executive Jim Lanzone will also continue as CEO of CBS Interactive.
Chief Digital Officer may be a relatively new title, but the number of individuals who have it is surging. According to a study by the CDO Club, the number of CDOs doubled from 2013 to roughly 1,000 in 2014, with advertising, media and publishing employing most of them. That number is expected to double again to 2,000 this year.