Clear Channel Media And Entertainment's National Media Groups Names Julie Talbott President Of Content And Affiliate Services
New York – Sept. 12, 2012 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment (CCM+E), the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, today announced Julie Talbott will become the President of Content and Affiliate Services for the company's National Media Groups, effective immediately. Talbott previously served as President of Content and Affiliate Relations for Premiere Networks.
The National Media Groups division, led by Kevin Dorsey, President of National Media Groups and reporting into John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of CCM+E, oversees the operations of Clear Channel’s subsidiaries, including Premiere Networks, Katz Media Group and Total Traffic Network. While continuing to manage business relationships with Premiere Networks talent, Talbott's new role will include leading and maintaining key affiliate relationships to sell and service Premiere Networks, Total Traffic Network and iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio platform. The new position will provide the company’s affiliates with a simplified and streamlined point of contact for communicating and conducting business across Clear Channel’s diverse group of subsidiaries.
“Given Julie’s many years of experience, incredible relationships with broadcasters, and her knowledge and understanding of how to best serve our broadcasting clients, she is perfectly positioned to take on this critical new role,” said John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “Having Julie in this expanded role is great news for us and even better news for all of our affiliates.”
“It’s an exciting time at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and I’m thrilled to take on this new role,” stated Talbott. “I enjoy working with our clients and partners, and this alignment of our affiliate efforts will allow us to better serve and communicate with stations throughout the U.S. I’m looking forward to working with the amazing teams across the company as we continue to demonstrate the unique relationship CCM+E has with our audience.”
Talbott has more than 30 years’ experience in media planning, media buying, radio broadcast advertising, integrated marketing solutions and affiliate relations. As the COO of MJI Broadcasting, Talbott led the effort to secure the exclusive radio rights for the Country Music Awards and the CMA Music Festival for the company. In 1999, Premiere Networks acquired MJI Broadcasting, and Talbott was ultimately charged with overseeing Premiere's 90 radio programs and services, more than 5,000 radio affiliations and an audience of more than 190 million listeners weekly.
Talbott will report directly to Kevin Dorsey and will work in collaboration with Jeff Howard, President of Clear Channel Radio Sales and Premiere Network Sales; Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms; and Mark Gray, President of Katz Radio Group.