Cathy A. Black
Cathy A. Black is a Talent Recruitment Manager on ABC News/Disney’s Talent Strategy and Development Team. Black manages talent outreach and engagement initiatives including conferences, summits, events, and training programs. She also manages internship, fellowship, and mentorship programs at the University of Southern California; Florida A&M University University Scholars programs, and others. She serves as a Talent Liaison with Campus Recruitment and serves as a Liaison with colleges, universities, and organizations for potential hires throughout the organization. Black is also responsible for creating and maintaining partnerships through OTV and Network Talent Development Strategies. She recruits on-air and off-air talent and acts as the Talent Recruitment Manager/Production Liaison between executive teams, development teams, PR teams, and owned station teams for remote event planning.
Black enjoyed a 31-year career at CBS News. She joined CBS News in 1990 and was involved in the Network’s coverage of some of the major events of our lifetime, including the Gulf War, Presidential elections, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Michael Jackson trial, Grammy Awards, Super Bowls and more. Previously, she was a Supervising Producer for CBS News' “Early Show” and “Saturday Early Show.” At CBS, Black also co-chaired the CBS News Advisory Committee and was a member of the CBS News Employee Council and the CBS News Convention Steering Committee.
Black also served as the Senior Producer and BBC Liaison of the international partnership. She was the Senior Producer of Broadcast Marketing, where she was responsible for promoting and marketing “CBS This Morning.” There, she developed affiliate-marketing strategies for CBS News and Entertainment specials including the Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Tony Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, and primetime dramas.
As principal Music Booker, she booked and produced concerts and features with Prince, Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Beyoncé, Sting, Adele, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Rihanna, and many others. Special U.S. musical events produced by Black include the Miami Super Bowl XLIV 2010 concerts, Los Angeles and New York Grammy Award concerts, Las Vegas Academy of Country Music Award, and Nashville Country Music Award concerts. She produced live international concerts with Lenny Kravitz from Paris, Ringo Starr from Liverpool, and Phantom of the Opera from Paris.
Black hails from Lexington, Kentucky. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she majored in Telecommunications. She is a member of the UK College of Communication and Information Dean’s Leadership Council and the UK College of Communication and Information National Advisory Board. She is a University of Kentucky Lyman T. Johnson Alumni “Torch of Excellence” Award recipient. Black is the recipient of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media Distinguished Alumni Award. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Black is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in New York City where she has produced and directed their theatrical productions. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Calvary Council of Missions. She is a member of Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky and works in the video streaming ministry.
Cathy A. Black resides in New York City.