Katz Television President Leo MacCourtney Retiring, Craig Broitman To Succeed Him

Broitman, Katz chief operating officer since 2012, takes over on July 1.

Media rep Katz Media Group said today that veteran leader Leo MacCourtney, has announced his retirement as president of Katz Television, effective July 1. MacCourtney’s departure marks the conclusion of a career spanning over five decades.

Craig Broitman

Craig Broitman, Katz chief operating officer since 2012, will assume the position of president of Katz Television Group on July 1. During his tenure, Broitman “has led with unparalleled dedication and understanding of the evolving media landscape,” Katz said, adding: “His journey within the organization has been marked by numerous achievements, highlighting his strategic vision and commitment to excellence.

Broitman is currently on the TVB’s Executive Board and the chair of its National Sales Advisory Committee.

Since joining Katz Television, MacCourtney has played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s growth and success. Over those years, he has held various senior leadership positions in both sales and corporate management. He was named president of Katz Television Group in 2012.

MacCourtney was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2022. He is the chairman ex-officio of the International Radio & Television Society Foundation and the Television Bureau of Advertising, where he has been a board member since 2005 and has served as its treasurer. He currently serves on the board of the Washington Media Scholars Foundation, is the vice chairman and treasurer for the Broadcasters Foundation of America, and is a board member of the Library of American Broadcasters Foundation.


Mark Gray, CEO of Katz Media Group, said: “Leo’s contributions to Katz Television Group and the media industry have been immeasurable. His unwavering commitment and visionary leadership have been instrumental in shaping the company’s success and guiding it through significant milestones and the evolving media landscape. We extend our deepest gratitude for his outstanding contributions and wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement. He will be deeply missed.”

MacCourtney said: “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had at Katz and for the many wonderful colleagues I’ve had the privilege to work alongside,” said. “It has been an honor to be part of such a dynamic and forward-thinking organization, and I am proud of what we have achieved together.”

Mark Gray, CEO of Katz Media Group, said: “We are very happy to announce Craig Broitman’s promotion to president of Katz Television Group. Craig’s exceptional leadership skills, strategic vision, and deep industry knowledge make him the ideal choice to lead our organization into the future. Under his guidance, we are confident that Katz Television Group will continue to thrive and deliver extraordinary value to our clients and partners.”

Broitman said: “I am honored to assume the role of president at Katz Television Group. I look forward to building on our legacy of success, driving innovation, and delivering unparalleled value to our clients. Together with our talented team, I am confident that we will continue to elevate the standard of excellence in media sales.”

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OldSchool says:

May 2, 2024 at 6:25 pm

Enjoyed working with Leo for many years. Congrats on retiring.