Chris Oliviero was elevated to Executive Vice President of Programming for CBS RADIO in 2013. He previously was Senior Vice President of Programming since 2009, and also took on a supervisory position for CBS Sports Radio in 2012, responsible for the operations of the syndication network. In his current role, Oliviero leads content development and strategy for CBS RADIO’s 117 music, news and sports stations nationwide, across 26 major markets. Additionally, he oversees the division’s research and national concert initiatives along with managing talent relations.
Oliviero has played a pivotal role in the expansion of CBS RADIO’s industry leading sports audio platform which is anchored by 22 owned and operated stations including many of the nation’s most successful “FM Sports” outlets in major markets such as New York, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. He has also helped build the company’s award winning portfolio of play by play partnerships which numbers over 30 pro and college relationships, including marquee franchises as the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Oliviero led the division’s efforts in expanding beyond local sports audio, when in partnership with CBS Sports, he launched CBS Sports Radio which delivers around-the-clock national programming from a line-up of well-known hosts including Jim Rome, Tiki Barber, and Scott Ferrall to hundreds of affiliates.
Oliviero is the lead executive for recruiting and negotiating contracts for the Company’s marquee personalities across all formats, including such talents as WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, KAMP’s Carson Daly, WCBS-FM’s Scott Shannon and KZOK’s Danny Bonaduce.
Oliviero also manages the operations of the company’s music initiatives team which works closely with labels and artists to produce unique listener experiences, including annual flagship concerts such as WE CAN SURVIVE in Los Angeles and STARS & STRINGS in Chicago.
In 2015 Billboard Magazine named Oliviero to both their “40 Under 40” and “The Power 100” list. He also currently serves as a member of the Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board at the Barclays Center.
Oliviero began his career with CBS RADIO in 1996 as an intern for THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, before holding various positions at the Company’s New York stations WFAN and WNEW. In 2004 he joined CBS RADIO corporate serving first as program coordinator, and later as Director, Original Programming (2004-05) and Vice President of Programming (2005-09).
Oliviero graduated from New York University. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.