iHeartMedia announced that Earl Jones has been named Senior Vice President of Urban Operations, effective immediately. Jones will be based in Chicago and will report to Jeff Howard, President of National Sales, iHeartMedia. In addition, the company announced today that Matt Scarano has been named Market President of iHeartMedia Chicago.
In this new position, Jones, previously Market President for the iHeartMedia Chicago cluster since 2005, will develop and implement Urban sales and programming initiatives and strategies to generate revenue for the Chicago, New York, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Jacksonville and Orlando markets, as well as iHeartMedia Urban stations throughout the country. He will use his extensive experience, insight and leadership to drive results, innovation, growth and client relationships for the Urban format, as well as identify strengths and potential opportunities for the brands across the company.
With Jones’ appointment to Senior Vice President of Urban Operations, the company also announced today that Matt Scarano has been named Market President for iHeartMedia Chicago. He will oversee all elements of Chicago’s seven-station cluster including operations, sales and programming. Scarano will return to the Chicago market, where he first joined the company in 2009 as Director of Sales. In 2012 he moved to iHeartMedia Atlanta, where he has served as Market President.