NEW YORK, NY – October 30, 2019 – CUMULUS MEDIA announces the hire of Robert Berju as VP, Finance and Strategy. In this newly created position, Berju will lead financial planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, capital management, and modeling of strategic initiatives, while having financial oversight of Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S. Berju is based in New York City.
Berju comes to CUMULUS MEDIA from Clever Devices, where he was SVP, Finance and Accounting. He has spent most of his career in the media business, serving as VP, Corporate Finance at iHeartMedia and as VP, Finance and Operations for AMC Networks. In addition, Berju was VP, Corporate Finance for Rainbow Media Holdings. Earlier, he held multiple finance positions within Cablevision Systems Corporation.
“Robert is a highly accomplished media veteran with over two decades of finance, accounting, and strategic planning experience,” said Suzanne Grimes,EVP Marketing, CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “He will play an important role in building upon the success of Westwood One andpropelling the organization to new heights in 2020 and beyond.”
John Toohey, Vice President of Finance, CUMULUS MEDIA, said: “As a former colleague of Robert’s at Rainbow, I am excited to have him join the CUMULUS MEDIA finance team and put his proven leadership to work.”
Berju said: “I am truly honored to join CUMULUS MEDIA, and am ready to guide the finance group and offer our leadership team new strategies that will fortify Westwood One’s growth initiatives and business goals.”
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 www.cumulusmedia.com.
Contact: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for CUMULUS MEDIA, 512.633.4084, firstname.lastname@example.org