Andre Fernandez is the President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS RADIO. In this role, Mr. Fernandez is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company, which includes 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including all of the top 10 markets. CBS RADIO also produces and distributes content through an integrated suite of digital properties, including market-focused local websites, the streaming service Radio.comTM, the podcast network Play.it®, and the local event discovery platform Eventful®.
Prior to joining CBS RADIO in 2015, Mr. Fernandez served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Journal Communications, a publicly traded diversified media company, having previously served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance and Strategy. Prior to Journal, he served in leadership roles of increasing responsibility at the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), including Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Telemundo Communications Inc., a division of NBCUniversal.
Mr. Fernandez currently serves on the Board of Directors of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and Froedtert Health, a $2 billion regional healthcare system in Wisconsin.
Mr. Fernandez has been named to Billboard’s “The Power 100” list which recognizes the most influential executives in the music industry and has been selected as one of Radio Ink’s “40 Most Powerful People in Radio.” He graduated cum laude from Harvard University and resides in Connecticut with his wife and three children.