Mark Gray Named CEO Of Katz Media Group

The Katz Radio Group president is elevated to oversee both Katz Radio and Television companies, succeeding Mark Rosenthal.

Katz Media Group, the national ad rep, on Thursday named media executive Mark Gray chief executive officer, overseeing both Katz’s radio and television companies. Gray, who most recently was president of Katz Radio Group, has been in the media industry for more than 25 years. 

In his new role as CEO, Gray will lead the Katz team of radio and television industry experts.  He will also further develop Katz’s technology and digital offerings, including Expressway from Katz, an industry-wide programmatic ad buying exchange for broadcast radio. Leo MacCourtney remains president of Katz Television.

“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,” said Rich Bressler, president-COO-CFO of iHeartMedia, Inc.

“Katz is a longtime leader in the media industry, known for its exceptional sales team and their unparalleled ability to provide innovative expertise in audio and television solutions,” said Gray. “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.”  

Gray’s tenure with Katz has included various management roles, including president of the Katz Radio division before being promoted to president of Katz Radio Group in 2006. He is a member of the board of directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America; a member of the Radio Advertising Bureau’s executive committee; and sits on the board of trustees of the Alliance for Women in Media.

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. Rosenthal will continue as an adviser to Bressler and iHeartMedia Inc. CEO Bob Pittman.

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