Executive Oversees Media Relations For Division’s Local Radio and Digital Media Efforts, As Well As The CBS Interactive Music Group
Karen L. Mateo has been named Senior Vice President, Communications, CBS RADIO, it was announced today by Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS RADIO, and Dana McClintock, Senior Vice President, Communications, CBS Corporation. The appointment is effective immediately.
In this role, Mateo is responsible for all internal and external communications functions for CBS RADIO, its 130 stations and digital media properties. Additionally, she leads the media relations efforts for the CBS Interactive Music Group which is comprised of Radio.com, Last.fm and MP3.com, as well as supports CBS Local Digital Media working hand in hand with CBS Television Stations.
“Karen has been a valuable contributor to the success of CBS RADIO, and a trusted communications counsel for our division,” said Mason. “Her experience with the media has allowed her to provide invaluable insight and critical thinking as we’ve evolved our business. She has shown tremendous growth and is a true professional in her field. I’m pleased to be able to announce this well-deserved promotion.”
“Karen’s experience working in multiple businesses across CBS Corporation has played a big role in her terrific success at CBS Radio,” said McClintock. “Whether it be sports, news or entertainment content, broadcast or interactive, Karen has a deep understanding of how best to communicate the many types of local programming produced by CBS Radio every single day. In addition, Gil Schwartz and I greatly rely on her corporate sense to make sure Radio is working hand in hand with CBS overall. I look forward to all that Karen will continue to do for CBS Radio and CBS Communications in the years to come.”
Mateo joined CBS RADIO in September 2003 as Director of Communications, and was later named Vice President of Communications for the division in 2005. In 2010, she was honored as one of Radio Ink magazine’s Most Influential Women in Radio. Mateo joined CBS RADIO from CBS 2 New York where for two years she was Director of Communications (2001-03). Mateo’s responsibilities included overseeing the station’s media relations efforts and on-air talent relations, including the creation of promotional and public appearances.
Prior to her tenure at WCBS-TV, Mateo was a senior press representative for CBS Sports, a division of the CBS Television Network. She was the lead publicist for the Network’s coverage of college basketball, including the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, and college football. She was also a contributing publicist for THE NFL ON CBS and the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, and served as the lead publicist for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships (1996-97) and NASCAR (1997-2000).
She began her communications career as an intern for CBS Sports’ Communications Department in January 1992 and joined the division full-time in 1994.
Mateo attended UNC Charlotte and was graduated from St. John’s University in 1992. She currently resides in New York City.