Bob Pittman became the CEO of Clear Channel Media Holdings in October 2011. In his role as chief executive, Mr. Pittman serves on the boards of directors of CC Media Holdings and Clear Channel Communications. In addition, he is the executive chairman of the board of directors of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings.
Mr. Pittman, a founding member of Pilot Group, LLC, a New York private investment firm, is a media innovator who has made a significant impact in a number of industries and companies. He was co-founder of the MTV network, helped bring America Online into the mainstream consumer market, and turned around stagnant brands likes Six Flags Theme Parks and Century 21 Real Estate.
He has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises. He was also COO of America Online and AOL Time Warner.
Mr. Pittman is the former chairman of the Robin Hood Foundation and the Public Theater of New York. He still serves on those boards in addition to the New York City Ballet, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Alliance for Lupus Research.
Among many honors, Mr. Pittman has been inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. He received the International Radio and Television Society’s Gold Medal and a Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award. Mr. Pittman was recognized in Life’s “Five Original Thinkers of the ’80s” and Advertising Age’s “50 Pioneers and Visionaries of TV” and “10 Marketers Who Changed American Culture.”