Michael G. Riley Joins Disney As SVP/GM Of Radio Disney
March 13, 2008 at 8:32 AM (PT)
MICHAEL G. RILEY has been named SVP/GM at RADIO DISNEY, it was announced today by DISNEY CHANNELS WORLDWIDE Pres. RICH ROSS, to whom he will report. RILEY joins DISNEY after 10 years at TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, where he worked across multiple EUROPEAN markets on both entertainment and news brands. RILEY, whose appointment is effective APRIL 1st, will relocate to RADIO DISNEY's BURBANK headquarters.
He succeeds longtime DISNEY executive JILL CASAGRANDE, who left the Company last month to relocate to her home town, CINCINNATI.
"MICHAEL is a strong, creative and well-regarded professional with a solid background in business management, strategic brand marketing and advertising across international enterprises," ROSS said. "His appointment marks an important step in our long-term commitment to further build RADIO DISNEY in the marketplace." He added, "We are indebted to JILL, who brought her expertise and leadership to the network at a time of integration into our global TV business, and we wish nothing but the best for her future."