Radha Subramanyam was named Executive Vice President, Chief Research and Analytics Officer of the CBS Television Network in November 2017. She reports to David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation and President, CBS Vision, while also working closely with Joe Ianniello, President and Acting CEO, CBS Corporation and his Television Network leadership team.
In this role, Subramanyam oversees all day-to-day research operations for the CBS Television Network, including audience measurement, analytics, market research, program testing and advertising research. She has extensive experience in research and data analytics in all areas of the industry, including broadcast, cable and digital, as well as radio and social media.
Most recently, Subramanyam served as President of Research, Insights and Data Analytics for iHeartMedia, where she developed and managed wide-ranging data and research efforts involving digital analytics, ratings and measurement, ad sales research, mobile measurement, programming analysis, music research, campaign measurement and marketing research.
Prior to joining iHeartMedia, Subramanyam held senior executive research roles at Yahoo!, MTV Networks and Nielsen, where she was one of that company’s early leaders of a new analytics and consulting practice. Before beginning her career in the media industry, she taught media and entertainment courses at Vassar College and New York University.
Subramanyam serves on the Board of Directors of the International Radio & Television Society and the Advertising Research Foundation. In addition, she serves as the Chair of Diversity on the Board of Directors of Women Advancing, an organization recognizing diversity as a priority for the future health of society and supporting development of resources to advance diversity in media, marketing and entertainment.
She was named as one of Corinium’s Top 100 Innovators in Data and Analytics in 2018, a list highlighting business leaders, technologists and influencers who have accelerated the proliferation and understanding of data and analytics over the last 12 months.
Subramanyam is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a Ph.D. in radio, television and film.