Tanita Myers, VP/News Operations at iHeartMedia’s Black Information Network (BIN) has died at the age of 49. Myers was reportedly in New Orleans where she suffered a medical emergency and was rushed to Tulane Hospital, where she was admitted to ICU. She passed away on Wednesday, July 13.
“It is with profound sadness that I share the tragic news that Tanita Myers has passed away this morning,” Tony Coles, Division President for iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group and BIN President, wrote in a note to staff. “Tanita was a passionate leader, a champion of women in journalism, and one of the driving forces behind the Black Information Network. We are a better organization because of her dedication to our mission, and we are better humans because of her love, her humor, and her spirit. While she took great pride in her work, it was her friends and family who brought her the most joy. Tanita’s smile always got a bit brighter when she spoke about her mom and her son Brandon.”
Myers joined BIN as Director of News Operations when the network launched in June 2020. She spent the previous 15 years with Reach Media, serving as Director of Operations for “The Tom Joyner Morning Show;” Executive Producer of “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” and as news, traffic, and weather reporter at several major market stations. She was elevated to VP/News Operations in August of last year.
“On a final note, several of us were fortunate enough to spend time with Tanita recently in New Orleans,” Coles’ note continued. “She spent those days doing the work she loved, celebrating with the people she loved, laughing loudly at life, and hugging those around her. She leaves us with an amazing legacy, and we owe it to Tanita to live her legacy every day.”