Renowned media personality Ramses Ja joins iHeartMedia’s Black Information Network (BIN) as the host of “Our Daily Story with Ramses Ja,” a new daily podcast. The company says the new series will feature Black journalists from across America telling the most meaningful stories of the day, from their perspective. The daily talk-show-style podcast will premiere later this month, with new episodes launching weekday mornings.
Ja has earned six “Best of Phoenix” awards from the Phoenix New Times. As a philanthropist, Ja co-founded The Change Society and hosted a monthly homeless outreach program called Hashtag Lunch Bag for ten years. Ja is also the host of “Civic Cipher,” a nationally syndicated podcast designed to give a voice to Black people in spaces where their culture is celebrated but little civic engagement takes place.
“I’m excited to be partnering with BIN: Black Information Network,” Ja said in a release. “This partnership helps show the company’s commitment to helping create a more equitable experience for Black people in this country, and the other projects we have in the works are also sure to continue that trend.”
In other BIN news, news anchor Andrea Coleman is elevated to News Director and will be responsible for day-to-day newsroom operations reporter and anchor development, and coordinating live news and specialty programming. Coleman joined iHeartMedia as a BIN anchor/reporter in the summer of 2020.
“As BIN: Black Information Network continues to grow, I am thrilled to have Ramses Ja and Andrea Coleman as part of our team,” network President Tony Coles remarked. “They are incredibly talented, with proven track records, and dedication to delivering significant and trusted news coverage to the Black community. I know they will contribute to the network's mission and ongoing success.”
Coleman added, “I welcome the opportunity to serve as News Director of the Black Information Network and to continue to be a part of the dynamic team of Black professionals who have made the Network a relevant, trusted source of news and information for our community. We look forward to keeping our listeners informed and educated on all matters important to the Black experience.”