iHeartMedia San Diego Announces New Market President


iHeartMedia announced today Noreen Ippolito has been named Market President for iHeartMedia San Diego, California, effective July 31.

As the San Diego Market President for the iHeartMedia Markets Group, Ippolito will oversee the eight-station cluster consisting of KGB 101.5, Rock 105.5, Channel 93.3, Star 94.1, JAMN 95.7, KOGO 600, AM 760 and Xtra 1360, as well as the Riverside Ca. cluster consisting of Q103.3, KGGI, Radio 94.5, FOX 1350, and BIN: Black Information Network AM 1440.  

Ippolito succeeds Melissa Forrest, who will transition into a consultant role. She will report directly to Tom McConnell, Division President for iHeartMedia Markets Group.  
“Noreen is an incredible talent with an outstanding track record. She has strong business acumen and understands how to build and cultivate high performing teams,” said McConnell.  “She is the perfect choice to lead our San Diego and Riverside markets.”

Ippolito, a University of San Diego graduate, has been with iHeartMedia for nearly three decades in various leadership positions, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Sales for the San Diego and Riverside markets. 

“I’m beyond grateful to the leadership team at iHeartMedia for entrusting me with some of the leading iHeart markets in the country,” said Ippolito.

“iHeartMedia San Diego/Riverside is well positioned with exceptional programming, incredible talent and a culture built on respect, inclusion and success.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in San Diego across 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.