Media Visionary – Robert Pittman – By Kevin Eghrari

Bob Pittman

Robert Pittman, founder of MTV and currently CEO of iHeartMedia (formerly known as Clear Channel) is a true media visionary. Starting as a simple investor in 2010, quickly became CEO in 2012 and Chairman in 2013 at Clear Channel.  He started his media career at the age of 15 as a radio announcer.  He then continued on to become a TV programmer, marketer, investor and media entrepreneur who has been involved in MTV networks, AOL, Six Flag Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises.  After leading the IPO for MTV Networks, Pittman went on to transform Nickelodeon, VH-1, and Nick at Nite to what they are today.  Through his various achievements, Robert Pittman is best known for his creativity and risk taking.


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