iHeartMedia announced today that Colleen Grant has been named Metro President for Detroit, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Detroit has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing six stations comprised of music and news formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As President, Grant will be responsible for overseeing strategic partnerships across the region, building strong community relationships, and the growth of revenue across all platforms and stations ratings. She will report to Tom McConnell, Division President for iHeartMedia.
“Colleen has been instrumental to the success in Detroit,” said Tom McConnell. “She has created a culture of high performance, accountability and respect and is the perfect choice to lead the Detroit market.”
Grant most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Sales for the Detroit Metro. In addition, she also served as the Region Vice President of Automotive for iHeartMedia’s Detroit Region, and Co-Host of iHeartMedia Detroit’s Public Service Program, “Light Up the D.” She began her career at KDZR in Dallas, Texas, and attended Ball State University.
“This is a childhood dream come true for me,” said Grant. “Having a father who was the General Manager of television stations, I’d always wanted to oversee stations as he did. I saw the care for people it required, the creativity necessary to generate growth, and his commitment to the community. These are the things I plan to bring to this opportunity and I couldn’t be more excited to do it.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Detroit market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 160 million registered users.