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CBS Radio Names Oliviero EVP of Programming

Internal promotion for long-time CBS Radio vet

CBS Radio has promoted Chris Oliviero to executive vice president of programming. He has served as Senior Vice President of programming for the past four years.

In this new role, he will lead programming development and operations for CBS Radio’s 126 news, sports, talk and music stations nationwide, as well as manage talent relations and explore new business partnerships and acquisitions. Additionally, he will continue to oversee CBS Sports Radio.

“He has demonstrated a profound understanding of collaboration across our local station management, sales and digital teams to drive growth, and brings a contemporary perspective into the ever changing media landscape,” said President and CEO Dan Mason.

Oliviero was named senior vice president of programming in 2009, taking on a supervisory role for CBS Sports Radio in 2012. He provides creative oversight of the division’s search for talent and has been involved in CBS Radio’s expansion of sports radio on FM, including launches in New York, Dallas, Washington, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Tampa, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Oliviero also manages the division’s national public service initiatives.

As part of CBS Sports Radio’s executive management team, Oliviero played a pivotal role in the development of the new network, a release said. He led the hiring of marquee talent and industry experts Jim Rome, Tiki Barber, Dana Jacobson, Brandon Tierney, Doug Gottlieb, John Feinstein, Scott Ferrall, Damon Amendolara and Boomer Esiason, and directs the programming strategy for the national sports network, which launched full-time in January 2013.

Oliviero began his career with CBS Radio in 1996 as an intern for “The Howard Stern Show.” Upon his graduation from New York University in 1998, Oliviero joined SportsRadio WFAN(AM) as producer. In 2000, he was named executive producer for WNEW(FM). Oliviero became part of CBS Radio’s corporate staff as program coordinator in January 2004, and from July 2004 until July 2005, he served as director of original programming before being named vice president of programming.