Davis reports directly to Bob Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc.
Under the new agreement, Davis will continue to oversee the iHeartRadio Network, Premiere Networks, Total Traffic + Weather Network, and the NBC News Radio Network, as well as iHeartMedia's in-house audio and visual creative agency. Davis will also continue as President of iHeartRadio. Davis oversaw the launch of 'iHeartRadio Plus' and 'iHeartRadio All Access' on demand services powered by Napster in January 2017.
"We're pleased that Darren will continue to lead the integration of our Networks group that enables iHeartMedia to harness the unparalleled power, reach and scale of our digital and broadcast platforms," said Pittman. "His twenty-five-years of experience working in every facet of iHeartMedia means he has a unique understanding of every aspect of our company -- from our broadcast radio stations and iHeartRadio to our sales teams and partnerships, and how they can all work together to best serve our consumers, partners, affiliates and advertisers."
Davis began his career in 1992 as an intern at iHeartMedia's Adult Contemporary WASH-FM in Washington, DC, and celebrates his 25th anniversary with the company next month. He was named to the Program Director role at WASH-FM when he was just 23 years old and has since worked as Regional Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Detroit and Chicago, Senior Vice President of Programming and Executive Vice President and General Manager of National Programming before being named to his current position in 2014. Davis also built and managed the Premium Choice national network and worked to develop iHeartMedia's strategic national programming capabilities.
Davis currently serves on the boards of the Radio Advertising Bureau and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association; is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters' Digital Officer Committee; and is a perennial presence on Billboard's Digital Power Players list and Radio Ink's 40 Most Powerful People in Radio list. He is a graduate of The George Washington University.