Michael Fabiano, an accomplished digital business executive, will lead local radio and television media sales teams across the United States as director of local broadcast markets, The Associated Press announced today.
Most recently, Fabiano launched Locate Real Estate, a consumer destination website, where he built an industry-leading digital platform and developed strategies to drive traffic and improve customer satisfaction.
Previously, Fabiano worked at NBC News, where he developed business strategy across brands, negotiated partnerships and launched innovative, award-winning digital platforms. He recently served as general manager of NBC Digital Publishing group, creating a new and profitable e-book business venture for the NBC brand.
Fabiano will report to David Gwizdowski, AP’s chief revenue officer for the Americas.
“Michael’s ability to identify opportunities and manage them to success impressed me greatly, and I’m thrilled he’ll be leading our local sales teams at such an important time for our organization,” Gwizdowski said. “Bringing new value to our local broadcasters and improving the AP experience is our immediate priority and Michael will lead that effort.”
Fabiano's previous positions include chief information officer responsibilities at Cendant Financial Corp. and 10 years consulting for Accenture. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School. Fabiano also has undergraduate degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology in English and mechanical engineering.