Neal joined Cumulus in 2011 as Evening Host for 101.5 WBNQ in Bloomington, IL. She moved to Cumulus Media-New York in 2013 as Weekend/Swing talent for NASH FM 94.7. She has also served Cumulus Media-New York as Account Executive for 95.5 WPLJ. Neal holds a B.A. in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management from Illinois State University.
Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content & Programming, Cumulus Media and Westwood One, said: "Katie is the epitome of the American dream and underscores the new Cumulus' commitment to talent. A small town girl from Illinois proves her abilities by working weekends and excelling at every job she is given. If that isn't a country song waiting to be written, I don't know what is."
Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New York, said: “There's nothing better than growing your own... Katie's drive, passion, and commitment to success is exciting to watch everyday. We've installed a new culture with FORCE values that has created an environment for Katie to achieve her goals. Katie is a great extension of the NASH FM 94.7 brand in New York.”
John Foxx, Program Director, NASH FM 94.7, said: “Katie's skill set, love for country music, passion for this city and understanding of the NASH FM 94.7 brand creates the perfect alignment. There's a lot of creativity in Katie's execution. The investment that Katie has made in this product and in the relationship she has built on the dial, digital and social space has been explosive!”
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