Veteran locally-based, digital TV network executive Jonathan
Katz has been named chief operating officer and head of entertainment for E.W.Scripps’ new national television networks business.
Katz founded Katz Broadcasting, a company of locally based digital TV networks, and then sold the company to Scripps in 2017 for $292 million.He started the Bounce network in 2011, with a focus on African-American audiences. Three years later, he founded the Katz Networks brand (under Katz Broadcasting LLC) in 2014, where he was president and chief executive officer of the Katz networks.
Katz also held a number of local TV positions at TV stations in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Birmingham, Alabama, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.