Norman Pattiz is Chairman and CEO of PodcastOne. His extensive history of innovation and success has been recognized by Forbes, Adweek, USA Today and many other publications.
With over 40 years of experience in audio, Pattiz is also the Founder of radio network and syndication-giant Westwood One which, under his leadership, became America’s largest provider of news, sports, entertainment, talk and traffic programming to the Broadcast Industry. Westwood One owned, managed or distributed NBC radio networks, CBS News, CNN radio, the Mutual Broadcasting System, NFL Football, NCAA Basketball, March Madness, The Super Bowl, both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games and a wide variety of syndicated music and talk shows.
In 2010, Pattiz founded and launched Courtside Entertainment Group to produce and distribute quality programming. Recognizing the untapped opportunities in the audio on-demand industry, Pattiz then launched PodcastOne at the end of 2012. The company quickly became the leading producer, distributer and revenue driver in audio on-demand programming. Today, PodcastOne’s marquee line-up of personalities and brands include Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Dan Patrick, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jim Harbaugh, Dr. Drew, Rob Riggle, Kim Zolciak, Jon Taffer, Martellus Bennett, Terry and Heather Dubrow, Laura Ingraham, Barbara Boxer and over many more.
In 2000, Pattiz was appointed by President Clinton, and reappointed in 2002 by President Bush, to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America. The Board oversees all U.S. nonmilitary broadcasting services, including The Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, Middle East Broadcasting and others. He was responsible for conceiving and launching America’s Arabic language radio and television services to all 22 countries of the Middle East, plus Farsi language broadcasting to Iran reaching a weekly audience of more than 40 million listeners.
In 2009, Pattiz was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and received the Giants of Broadcasting Award from the Library of American Broadcasting.
Pattiz lives in Beverly Hills with his wife of more than 30 years, Dr. Mary Turner Pattiz.