Close up: Mark Wurtzel

Apr 7, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Sony Pictures Television sales executive Mark Wurtzel has been promoted to senior VP, Western region. In his new position Mr. Wurtzel will oversee all group and local sales for first-run and off-net syndicated product from SPT for the region and will assume operational responsibility for the Los Angeles sales office and staff. He will continue to be based at the company’s Culver City, Calif., headquarters. Mr. Wurtzel joins Steve Maddox, senior VP, Southeast region and Jeff Wolf senior VP, sales, New York and Chicago, in the senior management of the department. Before this promotion, Mr. Wurtzel was VP, Western region. He joined SPT in 1991 as an analyst in the research department and was promoted to manager in 1994. He moved to the sales department in 1995 as an account executive and then was promoted to regional manager, Western sales, in 1999. Before joining SPT he held sales and operations positions at KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, and WTXF-TV, Philadelphia. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a bachelor of arts degree in American history.