Laura Savini, is a marketing and fundraising executive with over 20 years of experience in public television. She recently joined Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) as a National Programming Consultant. Previously, Ms. Savini was Vice President of Marketing and Communications at WLIW21 in New York. She resigned in April 2011 to launch her new company Untamed Hair Productions & Consulting. While at WLIW, she created innovative fundraising & marketing efforts for the nation’s third-most-watched public television station for over two decades. She joined WLIW21 in the early ’90s, and she advanced to Vice President of Marketing and Communications in 1996. Among other awards, Ms. Savini earned a New York Emmy Award as executive producer of the 2010 special Music of Ireland–Welcome Home.
Ms. Savini develops national productions for CPTV through Untamed Hair Productions, as well as consults on creative fundraising, marketing, and artist promotion for other clients. In addition she works alongside her husband, Grammy-winning composer Jimmy Webb, who was recently named the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Ms. Savini also remains active as an on-air local host for WLIW21.