Chickie Bucco is president of Katz Direct, a Katz Television Group Company — the oldest, largest and most successful media representative. Bucco oversees direct response short-form, program time sales and paid religion on behalf of more than 500 of Katz Television Group’s client stations. Katz Direct Marketing has offices in both New York and Los Angeles.
Bucco is known within the Katz organization and industry as a true mentor. In addition to her duties with the Katz Television Group, Bucco has been actively involved with The Alliance for Women in Media — on both the local and national levels — for more than a decade. She has demonstrated her strong commitment to teaching and leadership programs through many contributions, including as a Career Day speaker in New York City public high schools and as Principal for a Day at PS 123 in the Bronx. She initiated the first Take Our Daughter to Work Day program for Katz Media Group and has directed the program each year. Bucco also has been involved with the USIA (US Information Agency) host program where she mentored women from the communications industry in six countries.