CMA Hosts Media Guests At Quarterly Meeting In New York

Pictured (L-R): Howard Appelbaum, Nielsen Entertainment President; Joe Galante, CMA Foundation Board Chairman and Galante Entertainment Organization Chairman; and Vivien Lewit, CMA Board member and YouTube Content Partnerships Director and Global Head of Artist Relations. Photo: Fadi Kheir / CMA

The CMA held its quarterly Board meeting in the Big Apple this week on Wednesday (April 19) at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel, and two media leaders were on hand to address the Board.

Nielsen Entertainment President Howard Appelbaum, who leads Nielsen Entertainment’s portfolio of entertainment information, data, and insight products, and ABC’s Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts each addressed the Board during the meeting. Roberts has hosted the annual CMA Awards preview special “All Access Nashville,” which airs on ABC, since 2009.

CMA Board member and CEO of McDermott Media Group Deb McDermott (l) and Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts during the CMA Board of Directors meeting Wednesday in New York City. Photo: Fadi Kheir / CMA


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