Katz Media Group Names Brent Taravella New SVP/CFO
September 11, 2012
Katz Media Group has named Brent Taravella as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He will oversee all financial matters for Katz Media Group and the Total Traffic Network and report to Kevin Dorsey, President of Clear Channel National Media Groups.
"Brent brings with him decades of financial expertise, including nearly 20 years within the broadcasting industry, and we are thrilled to add him to our management team," said Dorsey. "We believe that Katz and Total Traffic Network will benefit from Brent’s focused perspective and professional acumen, especially as we look to the future and scale our core businesses according to the needs of advertisers in this modern world of multiplatform broadcasting."
"We feel confident that Brent is the right choice to lead as Chief Financial Officer as we pursue a path of advancement and growth through improved technology, premier service and increased innovation," said Rick Baran, EVP/CFO at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. "His insight and leadership will be invaluable to ensuring Katz’s and the Total Traffic Network’s continued market leadership and financial growth."
"Katz and Total Traffic Network both have a unique collection of assets with great potential and I'm very excited to begin working with this group of leading experts, including Kevin Dorsey, Rick Baran, and the rest of the team, in growing these businesses," said Taravella. "It's an honor to join the company at this great moment in its history where we can leverage technology and seek digital opportunities to build upon the leadership positions we have in these core businesses."
Taravella joins the company from Fox Television Stations where most recently he was the VP of Finance and Administration for Fox Stations Sales. During his tenure, he was an integral part of the team that created the division and now holds 13 offices across the U.S. He will be stationed in Katz’s New York City offices.