Coles, Tony

Coles, Tony

President at BIN: Black Information Network

Tony Coles is President of Multi-Cultural Business and Development and President of BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 comprehensive national audio news service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news coverage with a Black voice and perspective. 

As President of Multi-Cultural Business and Development, Coles works across all iHeartMedia assets and divisions to support and grow multicultural audiences and to accelerate multicultural revenue growth for the company. This includes connecting Hispanic, Black, AANHPI, and LGBTQIA+ consumers and clients with the unique access iHeartMedia can provide as the largest audio platform to reach multicultural audiences in America.

Prior to his current roles, he served as Metro Markets Group Division President, leading markets including Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, St. Louis, and New Orleans; and as Executive Vice President of Programming for the company’s Western US markets from 2016-2020. During his 20 years at iHeartMedia, he has held several leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Programming for Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest, as well as Operations Manager of the Chicago region.

Coles has more than 35 years’ experience in the radio industry, from on-air to programming and management, with a strong record of success and team building. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Marylhurst University, and an MBA from the Western Governors University School of Business. He currently serves as the Vice Chair on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America board of directors, as well as serving on the board for the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation, the Radio Advertising Bureau, and The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation.

Coles lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two sons. 

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