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Executive Vice President
Katz TV Group
New York, N.Y.
Artie started his career in media sales at MMT in New York in 1986. In 1995, he left to launch United Television Sales as New York manager and director of Sales for the Chris Craft Television Group.
In 2001 he joined the local sales staff at Tribune-owned WPIX 11 in New York.
During that time, he was recruited by The Katz Television Group to run the newly acquired and consolidated Sinclair Broadcast Group sales teams.
In 2012 he was promoted to his current role as executive vice president, where his days are spent cultivating and maintaining relationships with station owners, sales managers, agency local broadcast directors and media buyers. He feels fortunate to count many of these colleagues as friends. In addition, Artie maintains oversight of the Katz New York office and New York sales training program.
Artie serves on the TVB Board of Directors and is a member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
Artie’s sometimes known as one half of the first couple of New York media after 36 years of marriage to Randy Altman, a seasoned media professional who, after a career in local broadcast buying, recently landed on the side of sales for ProvantageX selling and developing enterprise level media automation software.
Media runs in his DNA: his son Bryan is a social media strategist for Conde Nast and his daughter in law Jessica is senior video/audio media strategist for OpAd media in New York City. Daughter Lindsay works in New York City as an occupational therapist. Artie’s sister Candy Altman is a very well respected and now retired vice president of News, having spent more than 30 years with Hearst Television. Together Candy and her husband Joe Bergantino, a respected TV news journalist and director of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, stay involved teaching and promoting ethics in journalism and reporting.