BIN: Black Information Network Elevates Chris Thompson and Angela Ingram
BIN: Black Information Network, the 24/7 comprehensive national audio news network dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news with a Black voice and perspective, announced today that Chris Thompson has been elevated to Senior Vice President of News and Programming, and Angela Ingram has been elevated to Senior Vice President of Public Engagement.
In this newly created role, Thompson will oversee news, content, and operations for the Black Information Network. Thompson previously served as Vice President of Network Operations. As Senior Vice President of Public Engagement, Ingram will lead BIN’s efforts to build more meaningful public and private sector partnerships and lead the network’s engagement efforts for both the national BIN platform as well as in all local BIN markets. Ingram’s role as Senior Vice President of Public Engagement will also include her continued work with iHeartMedia Chicago.
“Chris and Angela have been integral to the growth and success of the Black Information Network, and these new and expanded roles reflect their leadership. Chris has worked with closely with our newsroom since day one and unifying our news and programming operations under his direction will enable us to grow and strengthen our network, podcast, and digital content at a faster pace,” said Tony Coles, President of BIN: Black Information Network. “I am equally excited about Angela’s new role, which will enable the Black Information Network to work even closer with leaders in government, business, and non-profits to improve our content, coverage, and impact.”
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Chris Thompson joined iHeartMedia in 2020 with over 20 years of radio experience in the areas of Broadcast Operations, Programming, Sales, Affiliate Relations and Talent Management. Prior to joining BIN, Thompson served as Vice President of Radio Operations for Reach Media, and the Executive Director of Network Operations for Connecticut-based Buckley Radio, successfully managing syndication and affiliate clearances for the 15 nationally syndicated weekday and weekend Talk Radio programs under the WOR Radio Network brand and its 500-plus unique affiliations.
Angela Ingram joined iHeartMedia’s Chicago station group as Director of Marketing in 1995 after holding marketing and promotions positions for the company’s stations in Louisville, Kentucky and Charlotte. Ingram was elevated to Senior Vice President of Communications for the Chicago Region of iHeartMedia Markets Group, where she led a number of advocacy initiatives, working with more than 50 civic and business leaders to support education, voter registration, health awareness, volunteerism, women’s issues and other causes. Ingram is the recipient of the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s first-ever Vanguard Award in recognition of her 40 years of service in the radio industry. She is also recipient of the Ad Council’s Public Service Champion Award and the Dress for Success Worldwide - Central’s Luminary Leadership Award.
BIN: Black Information Network is distributed nationally through the iHeartRadio app, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, as well as on local AM/FM broadcast radio stations in 34 markets, including Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Dallas.
About BIN: Black Information Network
BIN: Black Information Network is the first and only 24/7 national and local all-news audio service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news coverage with a Black voice and perspective. BIN is enabled by the resources, assets and financial support of iHeartMedia and the support of its Founding Partners: Bank of America, CVS Health, GEICO and Sony. BIN is focused on service to the Black community to help foster communication, accountability and deeper understanding.
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