EVP, Distribution Al Jazeera America
Mary Murano serves as Executive Vice President of Distribution for AI Jazeera America, responsible for developing AI Jazeera America’s distribution strategy, negotiating affiliate agreements and overseeing affiliate relations.
Prior to joining AI Jazeera America,
Murano served as an Executive Vice President
in NBCUniversal‘s TV Networks Distribution Group. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, she was President of Distribution for Oxygen Media, LLC. As part of the startup team at Oxygen, Murano was instrumental in securing commitments with major distributors for over 70 million
subscribers. Murano came to Oxygen with significant experience
from Rainbow Media’s American Movie Classics and Romance Classics where she served as the chief executive in charge of all areas of
distribution and affiliate
marketing. Prior to joining Rainbow,
Murano worked in advertising at Grey Advertising’s Los Angeles office.
Murano graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, with a degree in sociology. She is a member of CTAM and WICT.