BIN: Black Information Network appoints acclaimed news anchor Andrea Coleman as news director and welcomes renowned media personality Ramses Ja
Ramses Ja will host the new BIN: Black Information Network Daily Podcast “Our Daily Story with Ramses Ja”
Anchor Andrea Coleman elevated to news director
NEW YORK – February 2, 2022 – BIN: Black Information Network, the nationwide comprehensive 24/7 audio news network dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and reliable source of continuous information with a black voice and perspective, today announced that renowned media personality Ramses Ja will join the network as the host of 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 significant stories of the day, from their perspective. The daily talk show-style podcast will air later this month, with new episodes launching every weekday morning. Listeners will be able to hear the podcast on iHeartRadio and anywhere podcasts are heard.
“I am thrilled to partner with BIN: Black Information Network,” Ja said. “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 underway are sure to continue this trend as well.”
Ramses Ja is a renowned media personality who has worked in the industry since 2005, winning six Phoenix New Times “Best of Phoenix” awards 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. Additionally, Ja is also the host of “Civic Cipher,” a nationally streamed podcast designed to give voice to Black people in spaces where their culture is celebrated but little civic engagement takes place.
Additionally, BIN: Black Information Network is delighted to announce that Andrea Coleman, former news anchor for the network, has been elevated to the position of News Director, effective immediately. As Director of News, Coleman will be responsible for directing day-to-day newsroom operations, development of reporters and presenters, and coordinating live news and specialty programming. She will be based in Atlanta and will report to Tanita Myers, vice president of information 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 publishing, creating and operating a community magazine that celebrates the history and excellence of the Black community. A longtime resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Coleman knows 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 part of the dynamic team of Black professionals who have made the network a relevant and trusted source of news and information. for our community,” Coleman said. . “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’m thrilled to have Ramses Ja and Andrea Coleman on our team,” said Tony Coles, President of BIN: Black Information Network. “They are incredibly talented, with a proven track record and a dedication to providing significant and reliable media coverage to the Black community. I know they will contribute to the network’s mission and continued success.”
About BIN: Black Information Network
BIN: Black Information Network is the first and only national and local 24/7 audio news service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and reliable source of continuous news coverage with voice and a dark perspective. BIN is enabled by the resources, assets and financial backing 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 focuses on service to the Black community to help foster communication, accountability, and deeper understanding.
About iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the leading audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans each month. It consists of three business groups.
With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Cross-Platform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the United States. Its leadership position in audio spans multiple platforms, including more than 860 live streaming stations in more than 160 markets nationwide; its national sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual event operations. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest networking company, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local audio news 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 utilizing data from its massive consumer base. .
the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business – iHeartMedia is the No. 1 podcast publisher by downloads, unique listeners, revenue and revenue – as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available on 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 industry-leading social media footprint.
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