Hubbard Head, Pittman To Talk Of Media’s ‘Disruptive Forces’


Four leading women in media that includes Hubbard Radio CEO Ginny Morris and Cox Media Group EVP/Digital Strategy and Research Marian Pittman have agreed to participate in a 2018 NAB Show panel focused on “the impact of disruptive forces on audience, revenue and the workforce.”

The panel will take place on Monday, April 9 on the Main Stage of the NAB Show in Las Vegas and is produced in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF), Alliance for Women in Media and Streamline Publishing’s Radio Ink.

In the session titled, “Leading Through Disruption,” Morris and Pittman will be joined by fellow panelists Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer at Refinery29; and Muriel De Lathouwer, CEO and managing director of EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A.

The four executives will examine how to strategically position an organization to thrive in a climate of rapid-fire change. Moderated by respected veteran media and Capitol Hill reporter Katy Bachman, the panel will explore the varying effects of digital transformations, consolidation and the “FANG” (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) scaring broadcast media.

“Disruptive forces present a unique opportunity for future-focused leaders to empower competitive advantage,” said NAB EVP/Communications Dennis Wharton. “The insights from this impressive panel of executives will address how to fully harness the power of these emerging forces to strengthen business models.”

Third-generation broadcaster Morris began her career working with special projects and promotional events in the promotion department of Hubbard’s flagship TV station, ABC affiliate KSTP-5 in Minneapolis-St. Paul. She later became President/GM of the company’s KSTP-AM & FM in the Twin Cities. She is a former Chair of the NAB Radio Board and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the RAB, the board of BMI and the Library of American Broadcasting.

In her role at CMG, Pittman oversees CMG’s digital strategy, content and sales efforts for all of the company’s newspapers, radio and TV platforms. Marian also is responsible for CMG’s Digital Content Desk, Fans First Media, and CMG’s Research division. Previously, she oversaw all content and marketing strategic decision making for CMG’s television markets as VP of news and marketing.