BIN: Black Information Network Names Acclaimed News Anchor Andrea Coleman News Director and Welcomes Renowned Media Personality Ramses Ja

Ramses Ja to Host New BIN: Black Information Network Daily Podcast” Our Daily Story with Ramses Ja”

Anchor Andrea Coleman Elevated to News Director

NEW YORK – February 2, 2022BIN: Black Information Network, the 24/7 comprehensive national audio news network dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news with a Black voice and perspective, announced today that renowned media personality Ramses Ja will be joining the network as the host of The Black Information Network’s “Our Daily Story with Ramses Ja,” a new daily podcast. “Our Daily Story with Ramses Ja” will feature Black journalists from across America telling the most meaningful stories of the day, from their perspective. The daily talk-show style podcast will premiere later this month, with new episodes launching every weekday morning. Listeners will be able to hear the podcast on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.

“I’m excited to be partnering with BIN: Black Information Network,” said Ja. “This partnership helps show the company’s commitment to helping create a more equitable experience for Black people in this country, and the other projects we have in the works are also sure to continue that trend.”

Ramses Ja is a renowned media personality who has been in the industry since 2005, earning six “Best of Phoenix” awards from the Phoenix New Times over the years. As a philanthropist, Ja co-founded The Change Society and hosted a monthly homeless outreach program called Hashtag Lunch Bag for ten years. In addition, Ja is also the host of “Civic Cipher,” a nationally syndicated podcast designed to give a voice to Black people in spaces where their culture is celebrated but little civic engagement takes place.

In addition, BIN: Black Information Network is excited to announce that Andrea Coleman, previously News Anchor for the network, has been elevated to News Director, effective immediately. As News Director, Coleman will be responsible for leading day to day newsroom operations, reporter and anchor development, and coordinating live news and specialty programming. She will be based in Atlanta, reporting to Tanita Myers, VP/News Operations for the Black Information Network.

Coleman joined iHeartMedia as an anchor/reporter for the Black Information Network in the summer of 2020 with 30 years of experience in the communications industry. A seasoned journalist, Coleman also has experience in publishing, founding and operating a community magazine that celebrated the history and excellence of the Black community. A longtime resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Coleman is familiar with the issues of the Black community and is committed to helping give voice and expression to its success.

“I welcome the opportunity to serve as News Director of the Black Information Network and to continue to be a part of the dynamic team of Black professional’s wo have made the Network a relevant, trusted source of news and information for our community,” said Coleman. “We look forward to keeping our listeners informed and educated on all matters important to the Black experience.”

“As BIN: Black Information Network continues to grow, I am thrilled to have Ramses Ja and Andrea Coleman as part of our team,” said Tony Coles, President of BIN: Black Information Network. “They are incredibly talented, with proven track records, and dedication to delivering significant and trusted news coverage to the Black community. I know they will contribute to the network's mission and ongoing success.”

About BIN: Black Information Network

BIN: Black Information Network is the first and only 24/7 national and local all-news audio service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news coverage with a Black voice and perspective. BIN is enabled by the resources, assets and financial support of iHeartMedia and the support of its Founding Partners: Bank of America, CVS Health, GEICO, Lowe’s, McDonald’s USA, Sony, 23andMe and Verizon. BIN is focused on service to the Black community to help foster communication, accountability and deeper understanding.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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