Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has created a new unified Networks group. EVP/GM of National Programming Platforms Davis will lead this effort as President, Clear Channel Networks Group, overseeing Premiere Networks, Total Traffic and Weather Network, the 24/7 News Network and the iHeartRadio Network.
“This new unified Networks group will enable us to better capitalize on our powerful relationships, creative talent and unparalleled capabilities across all platforms and maximize our infrastructure in an entirely new way to take these networks to a higher level, as well as develop new ones,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO for Clear Channel. “Darren is an innovative and effective leader of teams and has been a success at every role he has played at this company from the beginning as a programmer through his role as EVP and GM for the National Programming Platforms (NPP) group with Tom Poleman. His extensive and diverse experience makes him the perfect candidate for this important new leadership role.”
“One of our biggest priorities is to build out the full potential of our national platforms and networks and explore new opportunities to bring the most compelling content and the biggest advertiser offerings to the national marketplace,” said Davis. “We have an amazing team in place and I look forward to the challenge of going beyond what we’ve ever done and continuing to work closely with Tom Poleman and the NPP group, Brian Lakamp and the Digital group and Tim Castelli and National Sales, Marketing and Partnerships group as well as all of our affiliates.”
All the Networks will continue to work closely with the National Programming Platforms group and the Clear Channel National Sales, Marketing and Partnerships group will continue to handle advertising sales for Premiere Networks within the strategy set by Premiere Management.