Scott Herman was named Executive Vice President, Operations in November 2007. In this role, he is responsible for the operations of CBS RADIO’s portfolio of stations spanning across more than 25 markets and including various formats. He works particularly close with the division’s news and talk stations, and his expertise in this area has allowed CBS RADIO to retain its leadership position in the format.
Additionally, Herman oversees CBS RADIO’s New York market, as Market Manager, a position he assumed in June 2014 after maintaining a close relationship with the cluster over the years. In this role, he manages the day-to-day responsibilities for WCBS-AM, WCBS-FM, WFAN-AM/FM, WINS-AM, WNOW-FM and WWFS-FM in the nation’s No. 1 market.
Herman’s first corporate appointment for CBS RADIO was in 2003 when he was named Executive Vice President, Eastern Region. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Market Manager for the division’s New York properties including the venerable AM stations 1010 WINS, WCBS 880 and WFAN. Herman was Vice President and General Manager of 1010 WINS, America’s first All-News radio station, from 1994-2003, and WNEW-FM on two different occasions during the 90s.
In 1997, Herman also served as Senior Vice President, News for CBS Radio News. In that role he was responsible for CBS News’ radio operation and its relationship with 500 plus affiliated stations nationwide.
During his nearly 40 year broadcasting career, Herman has also worked as Director of News Programming for KYW-TV and KYW-AM in Philadelphia (1992-93); News Director of KYW-TV (NBC), Philadelphia (1990-92); Program Director of WMAQ-AM in Chicago (1988-90) and Program Director at KYW-AM in Philadelphia (1985-88). He began his career at 1010 WINS in 1978 and then ascended through the ranks serving as Unit Manager in 1981, Assistant News Director in 1982 and News Director from 1983-85.
Herman is currently the Immediate Past Chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and an active Board Member of the International Radio and Television Society Foundation; iBiquity Digital Corporation and The Ad Council. He is also a Past-President of the Associated Press National Broadcasting Advisory Board and a Past-Chairman of the New York Market Radio Association.
In May 2011, Herman received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), and Radio Ink magazine has named Herman one of the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio every year since 2008.
He is a graduate of Brooklyn College of The City University of New York with a degree in television and radio, and he was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of his alma mater. Herman also was named “Alumnus of the Year” on 2002.
Herman resides in New Jersey with his wife.