Bob Mauro Named President of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

He is the first president of the group behind news, sports and daytime Emmy awards since 2009

After a lengthy search The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the group behind the daytime, sports and news Emmys, has appointed Bob Mauro as its president, it was announced Wednesday.

Mauro, a former vp of CBS, will be responsible for sales, promotion, marketing, financial management and planning for the New York City-based organization and its Emmy award programs.

“Bob’s breadth of experience in various industry positions of responsibility will be instrumental as our organization moves forward in our mission of recognizing excellence across the new landscape which is television,” said NATAS chairman Chuck Dages.

Mauro is the first person to hold the position of president since Frank Radice left in 2009. Before that, Peter Price was president from 2002 until 2008. The group has been doing a search for a president for some time.

Mauro was vp network operations at CBS in the late 1980s and also worked as COO of the Leo Burnett Worldwide ad agency.

Most recently he worked for the Empire State Realty Trust overseeing broadcast operations of radio and TV clients.

NATAS, which is separate from the Television Academy (the group that gives out primetime Emmy awards), presents the Emmy awards in the areas of news and documentary, sports, daytime, public and community service, as well as technology and engineering. It has 19 regional chapters across the country. 

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