Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. announced today that Fox News Channel appointed Marianne Gambelli as president of Advertising Sales.
Beginning May 22, Gambelli will oversee ad sales for both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.
Said Murdoch: “We are delighted to add Marianne to our executive management team. Her reputation for client management, along with her ability to monetize investments, seek out new and emerging technologies and create innovative media partnerships, has made her a leader in the industry.”
Gambelli had a 22-year tenure at NBC, overseeing partnerships and strategy across NBC’s News, Sports and Entertainment brands, optimizing their $7 billion in media investments, the announcement notes.
Commenting on her new appointment, Gambelli said: “I’m proud to be representing the powerful Fox News brand and I am beyond excited to lead a very talented sales team to capitalize on this new era in news.”
“Prior to joining Fox News, Gambelli served as Chief Investment Officer at Horizon Media, where she managed their $7 billion investment portfolio,” the announcement notes. “There she was responsible for a team of over 350 general market investment specialists and actively developed key new business acquisitions across top tier brands. She joined the company in 2012 from NBCUniversal, where she most recently held the title of President of Sales and Marketing.”
Gambelli was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising by Advertising Age in 2012, and in 2002 she was honored as part of the American Advertising Women to Watch.
Marianne Gambelli (Fox)