Vice President of Operations for iHeartMedia’s Black Information Network, Tanita Myers, has died at age 49.
Indoor Radio relayed the news that Myers was reportedly in New Orleans where she suffered a medical emergency that sent her to Tulane Hospital and headed for intensive care. Myers would die on July 13.
“It is with profound sadness that I share the tragic news of the passing of Tanita Myers this morning,” wrote Tony Coles, division president for iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group and president of BIN, in a note to staff. “Tanita was a passionate leader, a champion for women in journalism, and one of the driving forces behind the Black Information Network.”
“We are a better organization because of her dedication to our mission, and we are better humans because of her love, humor and wit. While she took great pride in her work, it was her friends and family who brought her the most joy.” Tanita’s smile always grew a little brighter when she talked about her mother and her son Brandon.
Myers had been with BIN since its launch in June 2020, joining the company as director of press operations. She was recently promoted to her new role as VP of Operations for BIN last year.
“On a final note, several of us had the good fortune to hang out with Tanita recently in New Orleans,” Coles’ note continued.
“She spent those days doing the work she loved, celebrating with the people she loved, laughing loudly at life and hugging those around her. She leaves us an incredible legacy, and we owe it to Tanita to live her legacy every day.