Christa Dibiase Named General Manager of Clark Howard Brands

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ATLANTA – July 22, 2014 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta Radio has named Christa Dibiase as General Manager of Clark Howard Brands, effective immediately.  In this role, Dibiase will be responsible for overseeing the Clark Howard nationally-syndicated radio show, television products, and all digital products, including ClarkHoward.com and consumer apps. In addition, she will continue to oversee the operation of The Consumer Action Center, a national service outreach that advises the public on money, financial and consumer questions via phone and internet.

“We know Christa was the perfect person to take on this role,” said Ben Reed, Cox Media Group Atlanta’s Vice President and Market Manager.   “She led the radio show to become the most prominent consumer talk show in the country, and has repeatedly demonstrated her leadership abilities.  She has been a key collaborative player in our organization over the years, working with radio, digital, television, and newspaper on many successful projects.”

Prior to assuming this role, Dibiase was the Executive Producer of “The Clark Howard Show,” a radio show based at CMG Atlanta’s News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB, and syndicated via Westwood One in more than 200 markets.   She began her career with Cox as a web producer in 1998, working on special projects including launching ClarkHoward.com.  She also served as a web producer for AOL.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to work with Clark and showcase what CMG is all about – collaborating with TV, radio, digital, and newspaper to create and distribute excellent content for our audience,”  said Dibiase.  “In addition, the assistance provided by the Consumer Action Center is right in line with Clark and CMG’s commitment to serving others in our communities.  I’m amazed every day by the 80-plus volunteers who give their time and energy to help others with their consumer dilemmas.”  

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps.  Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings.  The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.    

About Clark Howard Brands
The Clark Howard Brand includes the nationally syndicated, daily Clark Howard radio show, which is heard on over 250 radio stations; clarkhoward.com and the Clark Howard on-Demand APP, the nation’s premiere digital consumer and money resource; consumer Television reports and other video products; and print articles distributed currently among CMG Newspapers.  In addition, Clark Howard’s “Consumer Action Center” is in its 21st year of serving individuals in need throughout North America.