Catherine Badalamente is the President & Chief Executive Officer for Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC).
In her role, Badalamente oversees seven local media hubs — each in a top-71 market, representing just under 7% coverage in the U.S. The television stations, web and mobile platforms are recognized as news leaders across the media spectrum: KPRC-Houston (NBC); WDIV-Detroit (NBC); WKMG-Orlando (CBS); KSAT-San Antonio (ABC); a duopoly in Jacksonville: WJXT (Fully Local) and WCWJ (CW); and WSLS-Roanoke (NBC). GMG also owns Graham Digital, a digital media and technology development group based in Detroit and Atlanta-based Social News Desk, a leading provider of social media management tools designed to connect newsrooms with their users.
Badalamente has been at the forefront of the changing television landscape and transition to new media throughout her career. Prior to being named CEO, she held the role of VP, Chief Innovation Officer since 2019 overseeing digital sales, content, and technology for GMG and served as VP, Digital Media since 2012, helping to create successful multiplatform convergent campaigns for clients and stations and was successful at driving growth in both audience and revenue for the group.
Badalamente began her Graham Media Group career in 2000 at WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit. There she held a variety of roles including Director of New Business Development from 2006 to 2010. She began her television career at WKYC, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland as an Account Executive in 1997.
Badalamente is chair of the board of directors of the Local Media Association, serves as treasurer of the board of directors of the Local Media Foundation, and is a member of the board of directors of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. She is immediate past chair of the National Association of Broadcasters Digital Officer Committee, and was the recipient of the National Association of Broadcasters Digital Leadership Award in 2017.
Badalamente is a graduate of John Carroll University with a BA in Communications.