Mary Berner, President and CEO, Cumulus Media Inc., to Receive 2019 Gracies Leadership Award From the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation

NEW YORK, NY, October 7, 2019 – Cumulus Media announces that Mary Berner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ:CMLS), will be honored by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation with a 2019 Gracies Leadership Award. The Gracies Leadership Awards are presented annually to women executives who have made a significant impact on the media industry, while also spurring to action and emboldening other female leaders. The award will be presented to Berner and five other female media executives at the Gracies Leadership Awards luncheon at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

“The Alliance for Women in Media is proud to showcase female executives for their extraordinary accomplishments and deep contributions across the media landscape,” said Becky Brooks, Executive Director, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. “The Gracies Leadership Awards are one way AWM recognizes and connects women who serve in all areas of the media and entertainment industry. By honoring these outstanding women, including Mary Berner, we are empowering all women, at every level, to take that next step in elevating their careers and their contributions.”

For decades, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has bestowed the coveted Gracie Award on producers, directors, actors and writers for extraordinary work created by, for and about women. The Gracies are named for iconic comedienne Gracie Allen, who was also a brilliant and visionary business leader and a pioneer of radio and television. The Gracie Leadership Award spotlights the media industry’s business leaders, from founders and owner to C-suite executives. The Gracies recognize all individuals who work to bring the very best in programming to millions of people around the world.

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About Cumulus Media

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 428 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the American Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with local impact and national reach through on-air, digital, mobile, and voice-activated media solutions, as well as access to integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit

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