Rob Sanchez is iHeartMedia Boston’s new Vice President of News, Talk and Sports Programming. The iHeart Boston cluster has six stations and Sanchez will be responsible for programming on WBZ NewsRadio 1030, The Newswatch Never Stops, WRKO-AM 680, The Voice of Boston, and Talk 1200, Boston’s Conservative Talk.
In conjunction with the Sanchez appointment, iHeartMedia Boston announced Bill Flaherty as Director of Operations for News, Talk and Sports and will work closely with WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and other Boston Region brands.
Sanchez began his career in Miami before moving to New York City in 1996 to become a news production assistant, writer, and producer for WINS-AM. Sanchez joined WCBS NewsRadio in 2000, where he held a number of newsroom management roles, including serving as Assistant News Director. In addition, his background includes several years as a Director of News and Programming for News, Talk and Sports as well as Spanish CHR stations in Washington, DC.
Sanchez will report to iHeart’s VP for Programming in the Boston region Dylan Sprague, who said, “Rob’s passion for news and talk, coupled with his creativity and bold thinking, make him the perfect choice to lead WBZ NewsRadio 1030, WRKO, and Talk 1200 into a new era. We’re thrilled that he’s joining the iHeartMedia Boston team.”