iHeartMedia has extended Networks Group President Darren Davis’s contract for four more years.
Davis oversees the company’s multiplatform assets, including the iHeartRadio Network, Premiere Networks, Total Traffic + Weather Network and the NBC News Radio Network, as well as iHeartMedia’s in-house audio and visual creative agency.
He will also continue as president of iHeartRadio. In January, he oversaw the launch of iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access, on-demand services powered by Napster.
“His 25 years of experience working in every facet of iHeartMedia means he has a unique understanding of every aspect of our company — from our broadcast radio stations and iHeartRadio to our sales teams and partnerships, and how they can all work together to best serve our consumers, partners, affiliates and advertisers,” said iHeartMedia Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman, to whom Davis reports.
Davis began his career in 1992 as an intern at iHeartMedia’s WASH(FM) in Washington and celebrates his 25th anniversary with the company next month. He was named program director of WASH(FM) when he was 23 years old and has since worked as regional vice president of programming for iHeartMedia Detroit and Chicago, SVP of programming and EVP and general manager of national programming before being named to his current position in 2014. Davis also built and managed the Premium Choice national network and developed strategic national programming capabilities.
Davis currently serves on the boards of the Radio Advertising Bureau and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association and is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters’ digital officer committee.