Sharon Fanto

With a 25-year track record of success in leading multi-platform media sales management and leadership, Sharon Fanto serves as group vice president for Cox Media in Atlanta, GA.

A proven innovative and strategic thinker driving bottom line growth, Fanto came to Cox Media in October 2012, after serving for nine years as General Sales Manager of Cox Media Group’s (CMG) KICU TV36 in San Francisco, California.  Her commitment to early adoption of new technologies resulted in a multi-platform community station initiative instrumental in building key market relationships and contributed to positioning the station as a leader in dynamic advertising. Prior to joining CMG, Fanto co-founded and served as senior vice president of sales for InfoAlly, a pioneer in e-coaching technology. Additionally, she was senior vice president of sales for the East Coast for Fox Sports Net. Fanto also served as vice president/general sales manager for KTBC, the Fox-owned TV station in Austin, Texas.

Fanto holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communications and Advertising from Boston University and a Masters of Business Administration from the College of William & Mary.  Applying her leadership skills as a volunteer, Fanto has served on several Boards of Directors including Bay Area STAR (Society of Television Advertising and Radio).

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