Industry Talk: Media & Entertainment

  •  February 15, 2023
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for virtual Networking Night with Media Professionals from a variety of companies. After a panel discussion, students have the opportunity to meet each of our speakers in small breakout rooms to ask questions and receive further insight into the Media & Entertainment industry.

Spaces are limited. Please register. CUNY students and alumni are welcomed to attend as well.


Meet The Panelists:

John Oros is a Head of Industry in The New York Times, Advertising Department where he leads a team of eight sales people working to secure advertising revenue for the “Grey Lady.” As NYT continues to grow subscribers and capabilities, his remit includes growing revenue via digital, print, audio, branded content and event-led ventures. Favorite past accomplishments include bringing in BMW as a launch sponsor of NYT’s massively popular podcast, The Daily, getting a VR film of a Land Rover Discovery integrated into NYT’s VR App, and launching a suite of voice skills on Alexa in partnership with Audi. John loves working in a department of 300+ of the smartest folks in the industry and is proud that all their work fuels the world’s largest newsroom, with the most Pulitzer prizes. He is graduate of Macaulay Honors @ Hunter (Class of 2012).

Carlos Cruz is a New Yorker that leads the East Coast sales team for an ad tech and AI platform (LoopMe). With a history working for start-ups on the buying and sales side of the ad-tech space – thanks to Baruch’s Marketing and Entrepreneurship programs! To balance a fast-paced role, Carlos is also an avid painter, fisherman, and general adventurer!

Stephanie Clary is the deputy editor at WNYC / Gothamist, overseeing journalists who cover the New York City region for broadcast and digital audiences. She has previously held leadership roles at VICE, CNN, MIC and Breaking News. Stephanie shares a Pulitzer Prize with The Seattle Times staff for the 2010 breaking news coverage of the 2009 Lakewood police shooting. She also shares the 2016 Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation with the Breaking News staff and a SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism award for her coverage of the 2010 winter Olympics. For her work at CNN, she shares 2019 Edward R. Murrow, Webby and Shorty awards with her team. Stephanie has been a member of the Asian American Journalists Association since 2008 and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Shawn Moore has more than two decades of experience as a marketing professional, serving roles from product manager, Senior Product Director, Business Development Director, Head of Product Management & Product Strategy and as Vice President of Solutions Management. She has honed her marketing skills working across several industries, including Financial Services; Health Care: and other high-tech businesses. She was also a Senior Marketing Consultant with Chuck McFall & Company, and is certified in that firm’s proprietary methodologies, processes, and software tools that have been adopted by over 70 companies world-wide. She has extensive experience in the areas of product management and market management, new product development, marketing processes and systems, marketing strategy development, business planning and new business development. Her educational background includes an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a Business/Marketing from the University of Minnesota. She has also been an adjunct instructor in the Center for Business Excellence at the University of St. Thomas. She is currently head of marketing for New Plaza Cinema, an independent cinema on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.


Scott Henkle is a Senior Director of Podcast Operations at Cadence13, a division of Audacy, Inc. Previously he was the Director of Affiliate Operations at Westwood One Radio Networks, a division of Cumulus Media. He has a degree in Audio and Radio Production from SUNY Plattsburgh. In his spare time Scott enjoys watching college hockey or baseball and playing video games and volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


Katelyn Uzquiano is a Tech Campus Recruiter at Paramount. Previously, she was a recruiter at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has a degree in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College. She is passionate about reading and volunteering at animal shelters.


Asma AliRahi is the lead for Emerging Talent and Community Groups on the Talent Management team at VICE Media Group. She has specialized in campus recruitment and student programming to ensure students have visibility and access on to entire the work environment, especially in unprecedented times. Asma is a first generation graduate from Manhattanville College, where she received a Bachelors in Business and Masters in Human Resources in their Five Year Dual Degree Program. Her passion is working with students and developing a space of belonging in workplace.






This is an event taking place virtually. Additional details may be sent to you after registration.