CEO Designate, Chief Channels & Communications Officer
Rita began her media career as a radio host and producer with Far Eastern Broadcasting Associates radio in 1992. She joined SAT-7 in 1995, before it had broadcast a single program. When the channel launched, Rita hosted its first program, Ears of Wheat (in Arabic, Asanabel). This program ran for 12 years and became one of the channel's most successful programs.
In 2016, SAT-7 positioned for greater growth and impact with structural changes and key leaders taking on more responsibilities. At this time, Rita El Mounayer began to serve in the newly created position, Chief Channels and Communications Officer (CCO), overseeing three Arabic channels, one Persian/Farsi channel, and one Turkish channel – with a total of more than 150 staff and freelancers, distributed across studios in Lebanon, Egypt, Cyprus, Turkey and the UK.