New York, NY – March 28, 2018 – Katz Media Group, the nation’s leading media sales organization, announced today it has appointed veteran media executive Christine Travaglini to President of Katz Radio Group, effective immediately. As President, Travaglini will oversee all of the radio sales company’s operations nationwide, and will report to Mark Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Katz Media Group.
In her new role, Travaglini will drive overall business development and strategy of Katz Radio Group’s 14 regional offices across the country that together serve as the national sales partner to more than 3,300 radio stations and their digital audio platforms. Travaglini will lead the Katz team in driving maximum results for broadcasters and their advertisers through radio advocacy, innovative marketing solutions, and compelling data and insights.
Travaglini has served as President of Christal Radio, a division within Katz, since 2008. She was the first person to rise from an assistant to president within the organization. In 2013, she was also named President of Katz Partnerships, the business development team focused on deepening relationships with agencies and developing innovative campaigns for today’s big brands. Under her leadership, the Katz Partnerships team has developed and influenced millions of dollars for Katz broadcast clients providing first-to-market ideas and advertiser-focused audio solutions. Travaglini will continue to lead Katz Partnerships and Christal Radio.
“Christine is an incredible leader that not only has the respect of our team and senior leadership, but has also been a trusted partner for Katz’s clients for many years,” said Mark Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Katz Media Group. “Her dedication and wealth of experience with the radio and advertising industry as well as her strong reputation for inspiring innovation and building winning teams will further Katz’s continued growth and advocacy efforts for radio, our partners and advertisers.”
“Katz is a longtime leader in the media industry, known for its accomplished team of senior leaders and winning sales teams that reflect the strength the organization and its unparalleled national reach,” said Christine Travaglini, President of Katz Radio Group. “I’m both honored and excited to take on this role, and I look forward to continuing to drive revenue and advocacy for our broadcast partners as our team continues to build on radio’s success with major advertisers and agencies nationwide.”
Radio Ink has named Travaglini one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio” since 2005. She has served on the National Board of Directors and is currently the Chair for the Alliance for Women in Media. Travaglini is an Executive Board Member of the Radio Advertising Bureau; a board member of the IRTS (International Radio and Television Society); and an active speaker and panelist at industry events.
Travaglini succeeds Mark Gray as President of Katz Radio Group. Gray was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Katz Media Group in March 2017.
About Katz Radio Group:
Katz Radio Group is the nation’s leading media sales organization, serving as the trusted sales partner to more than 3,300 radio stations and their digital audio platforms. As the leading expert in radio advertising solutions, Katz uses its unparalleled national reach to help advertisers connect with local audiences at scale and with impact. The company is dedicated to using the latest technology, data and strategic insights to create custom campaigns that target advertisers’ needs and deliver results in every market across the country. Katz Radio Group is based in New York City, with 13 regional offices nationwide.