Jo Ann Ross steps down as ad sales chairman at Paramount


Jo Ann Ross, the long-running queen of television advertising sales, is stepping down from her role as chairman of Paramount Advertising at the end of the month, the company said.

A year ago Ross was named chairman, taking an advisory role to Paramount Advertising president John Halley.

The new move comes weeks before the upfront. Before CBS merged with Viacom to form Paramount, Ross was renowned for appearing in a variety of costumes at CBS’s annual upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall.

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