Source of Wealth:Broadcacsting
Marital Status:Married to Mary Turner
Full Name:Norman J. Pattiz
Date of Birth:1943
About Norman J. Pattiz
Norman Pattiz is an American broadcasting entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $350 million. He is the founder of Dial Global, Inc. in 1972 which was later renamed Westwood One. It is one of the largest radio organizations in the world. He served as its CEO until he stepped down from the position on February 3, 1994. He was also the Chairman of the Board until August 31, 2010. Currently, he is the Chairman Emeritus of the Company.
Mr. Pattiz has served on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) of the United States of America from 2000-2006 as appointed by President Clinton and reappointed by President Bush. It is responsible in overseeing all UN non-military international broadcast services. He was the chairman of the Middle East committee and was responsible in the creation of Radio Sawa, the BBG’s 24/7 music, news and information radio network as well as the Alhurra Television, the U.S. sponsored, Arabic-language satellite TV channel to the entire Middle East.
Norman Pattiz is also the former president of the Broadcast Education Association, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He used to be the Regent of the University of California. He serves as the Director of the Office of Foreign Relations of the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department as well as on the Region 1, Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Pattiz was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his significant contributions to the radio industry. He owns four Lakers court side seats and is a fixture in every home game.
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