Marianne Gambelli serves as President of Advertising Sales, Marketing and Brand Partnerships for Fox Corporation, overseeing Ad Sales efforts across the company’s entire Portfolio of brands and platforms, which includes FOX Entertainment, FOX Digital, FOX Sports, FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports Digital, FOX News Media (consisting of FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books and streaming services FOX Nation, FOX News International and FOX Weather), Tubi and TMZ.
Recognized as a trailblazer and creative leader within the media and advertising industries, Gambelli has a successful history of furthering innovation and driving marketplace change. By prioritizing the improvement of the overall ad experience for both consumers and marketers, Gambelli has spearheaded the development, evolution and rollout of enhanced emerging media strategies, audience-based ad capabilities, the division’s brand studios for content development, cloud-based platforms and other groundbreaking next-gen resources and solutions that drive results. Under her leadership, FOX achieved unprecedented revenue during the 2022-23 Upfront, and the FOX Sports Ad Sales team delivered record-breaking revenue for Super Bowls LIV (2020) and LVII (2023).
Throughout her career, Gambelli has developed and supported initiatives that mentor the next generation of leaders and drive meaningful change within the industry. In 2020, she launched the FOX Ad Sales Diversity and Inclusion Council with the mission to further build and enhance the culture of inclusivity within FOX Ad Sales by focusing on recruitment, education, development and retention.
Before assuming her current role across the FOX Ad Sales Portfolio in March 2019, Gambelli served as President of Advertising Sales for FOX News Media since May 2017. During her tenure, FOX News Media achieved record years in advertising sales. Prior to FOX, Gambelli was Chief Investment Officer at Horizon Media, where she managed a $7 billion investment portfolio and a team of over 350 investment specialists to actively develop key new business acquisitions across top tier brands.
Gambelli joined Horizon following a successful 22-year career at NBC Universal, where she held a variety of ascending leadership roles, culminating with the position of President of Sales and Marketing. Gambelli oversaw partnerships and strategy across NBC’s News, Sports and Entertainment brands, optimizing its $7 billion in media investments. Additionally, she was a member of GE’s Women’s Network, a Division NBCUniversal Leader and a Leader in the company’s Commercial Leadership Program. Gambelli began her career on the agency side at Grey Advertising and Backer Spielvogel Bates.
Lauded with numerous professional awards during her distinguished career, Gambelli was honored most recently by the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Hall of Mentorship. She also has been named to the Adweek 50 list, recognized with the Multichannel News Wonder Women Award and cited by Advertising Age as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising, among other honors.
A graduate of Pace University with a Bachelor of Business degree in marketing, Gambelli was awarded an Honorary Degree from Pace Pleasantville Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma in 2016. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council and as Chairman of the IRTS Foundation.