Chris Berry has been elevated to senior VP of News, Talk and Sports programming at iHeartMedia. In his new role, Berry will oversee the company’s spoken word brands providing strategic guidance and connecting key advertisers with their audiences. In addition to his new post, Berry will continue in his current position of senior VP/GM for NBC News Radio and iHeart’s 24/7 News Network.
An industry veteran, Berry brings over 30 years of spoken word programming experience to his new position. His career began as a news producer at WHBQ-TV in Memphis, before joining CBS Radio in Los Angeles in 1982. Berry’s extensive background also includes overseeing news programming at radio stations in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Chicago and serving as vice president and general manager of News for ABC News Radio in New York City.
He joined 24/7 News Network as senior VP and general manager in March 2011 and has spearheaded NBC News Radio’s editorial content since 24/7 News began syndicating the network in July 2016. That partnership provides access to NBC News broadcast coverage, along with an hourly newscast, to roughly 1,000 radio stations affiliated with the 24/7 News Network.