CBS Radio Names Andre Fernandez President
April 13, 2015 at 6:17 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO has named ANDRE J. FERNANDEZ President, succeeding the retiring DAN MASON (NET NEWS 4/13). He begins next week and will be based in NEW YORK.
“ANDRE is a terrific executive who brings a wealth of experience to this role – operations, financial management, programming and digital distribution, among many other attributes,” CBS CORP. Pres./CEO LESLIE MOONVES said. “He has had great success working in large and mid-sized markets, which has primed him to lead our major market operations. I’m confident ANDRE’s many qualities will make him a superb manager and help build upon an incredible foundation at CBS RADIO.”
“CBS is an exceptional media company, and this is a terrific opportunity to join a world-class operation and continue its growth and innovation,” said FERNANDEZ. “I’m very impressed with not only CBS’s collection of market-leading brands, but the interface it has achieved with its complementary TV and digital assets, which gives us great opportunities for further development. I could not be more pleased to join this outstanding team.
“DAN [MASON] is a legendary leader in the radio business,” said MOONVES. “His passion for the business is well-known, and is a major reason why he’s been able to turn around so many of our major-market stations. Above all, he’s been a good friend and a superb colleague. We will miss him dearly and thank him very much.”