Scott Herman was named Chief Operating Officer in July 2015. In this role, he oversees and supports CBS RADIO’s 117 local station operations and sales efforts.
Previously, Herman was Executive Vice President, Operations for CBS RADIO since November 2007. He was also the Market Manager for CBS RADIO New York, where he managed the day-to-day responsibilities for WCBS-AM, WCBS-FM, WFAN-AM/FM, WINS-AM, WBMP-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 an active Board Member of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), having held the position of Chairman prior. Additionally, he is also a Board Member of the International Radio and Television Society Foundation, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Previously, Herman was President of the Associated Press National Broadcasting Advisory Board, and 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 was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of his alma mater. Herman also was named “Alumnus of the Year” in 2002.
Herman resides in New Jersey with his wife.