Westwood One Elevates Several Key Staffers

Susan Stephens is promoted to SVP and General Manager, Westwood One Programming;

Tim Seymour becomes SVP, Head of Operations;  

Becky Bennett is elevated to VP, Partner Relations 

NEW YORK, NY – April 27, 2021 – Cumulus Media’s Westwood One today announces several promotions within Westwood One’s Programming and Operations divisions, effective immediately. 

Susan Stephens is promoted to SVP and General Manager, Westwood One Programming, reporting to Suzanne Grimes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing and President, Westwood One. In this expanded role, Stephens, a 28-year veteran of Westwood One, will work to optimize programming and content opportunities and collaborations between news, talk, music, and entertainment.   

Tim Seymour becomes SVP, Head of Operations. With a 20-year tenure at Westwood One, Seymour assumes responsibility for the Operations, Partner Relations, Affiliate & Sales Operations, Traffic & Continuity, and Research Operations teams. Seymour also reports to Grimes. 

Becky Bennett is elevated to VP, Partner Relations, reporting to Seymour. In addition to managing the compensation inventory procurement process and current partner relationships, Bennett is responsible for developing new producer partners. 

“We have an enviable depth of talent within Westwood One with the unique experience to lead us forward,” said Grimes. “It is a privilege and a pleasure to announce these well-deserved promotions that will position us to succeed in 2021 and beyond.” 

About Westwood One 

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news, and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 7,300 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and Westwood One Backstage. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com


Karen Glover | Westwood One | kglover@westwoodone.com