Kurt Rao has become the newest executive at TEGNA, the broadcast TV company formerly known as Gannett.
Starting today (4/16), he’s the Chief Technology Officer for the company, working across TEGNA “to drive the development and implementation of the company’s next-generation client and customer technology solutions.”
Rao reports directly to President/CEO Dave Lougee and oversee several departments, including Information Technology.
Rao was most recently Chief Information and Technology Officer for Time Inc., which he exited following its acquisition by Meredith Corp.
“We recognize that the needs of our consumers and clients are constantly changing,” Lougee said. “Kurt has been extremely successful in developing new and enhanced technologies across platforms to drive business value. As a champion of innovation and growth, Kurt will work across our company to develop an industry-leading technology infrastructure to meet our current and future needs.
Rao added, “The rapidly changing landscape of consumer habits, client needs and new technology creates great opportunities for media organizations. I look forward to partnering with my colleagues to develop solutions that enrich the lives of consumers and help businesses succeed.”
Prior to joining Time Inc., Rao was an executive at Time Warner Inc., where he most recently served as corporate chief information officer. During his tenure, he helped build and implement a shared, internal services technology organization. Rao has also worked as vice president of technology for NBC Universal and director of application development at Viacom.