Tanita Myers, Industry Giant Passes Away

Urban Insite is sad to announce the passing of one of our true friends and industry trailblazers, Tanita Myers .  Tanita passed away at the Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans after suffering from a medical emergency which put her in the Hospital’s ICU unit. Tanita was Iheartmedia’s Black Information Network VP/ News Ops and was working at the Essence Festival during the time of her health emergency.

Tanita’s remarkable career was highlighted by a 15 year run at Reach Media / Syndication One where she was Director /Operations for the Rickey Smiley Show, the Yolanda Adams Show , the Tom Joyner Show and so many other great programs under the Reach/ Radio One umbrella .   Tanita was also executive producer for the Rick and Sasha Show and the Kid Kraddick show besides being an on air talent in various markets across the country .

BIN President Tony Coles said , “ Tanita was a passionate leader , a champion of women in journalism, and one of the driving forces behind BIN. “

Close friend and former colleague Gary Bernstein said , “ Tanita worked for me at both Reach Media/Syndication One and Westwood One . Between the two , it was almost a decade full of countless and sometimes historic syndication launches.  Yet the moments I  treasure the most was the time away from work where she was so passionate about her family . She was a great mom , a great friend , just a great person to be around . Her smile was infectious . Her light was always the brightest in the room . When she spoke , we all listened and fed off her infectious energy .  She really cared . Her heart and passion was in everything she touched . “

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