Stephen Appel oversees ION Media’s national and regional network advertising sales activities, with offices in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Appel has spearheaded key outreach and communication with the advertising community, creating partnerships to build strong marketplace demand for ION’s client-oriented approach to sales.
During his tenure at the company, Appel has been responsible for the implementation of the successful turnaround and expansion of the company’s advertising sales performance.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Appel was previously Vice President/Director for Seltel Television Sales in New York. He also worked for the ABC Radio Group and its owned-and-operated WABC 77 AM station as the Director of Sales. Earlier in his career, Appel held sales positions with Blair and Nationwide Cable Rep. He started his career as an account executive at Worldvision Syndicated Television Sales.
Appel graduated with a BA from Long Island University.