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iHeartMedia Senior Exec John Sykes Joins MSG Board

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The Madison Square Garden Company announced that veteran entertainment and media executive John Sykes has joined the company's board of directors.

MSG said that Mr. Sykes would continue to serve on the board following its planned spin-off of its sports and entertainment business from its media business and expects.

Mr. Sykes currently serves as President of Entertainment Enterprises at iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly CC Media Holdings, Inc.), where he is responsible for managing new business partnerships and platforms across a broad range of media, including television, digital platforms and live events. In addition, Mr. Sykes oversees advertising and content partnerships, as well as the company's relationships with talent.

As well, Mr. Sykes is the co-executive producer of iHeartRadio branded annual live events, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

Prior to joining Clear Channel, Mr. Sykes was a co-founder of MTV, President of VH1, President of Network Development for MTV and CEO of Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio).

"I am honored to be joining MSG's board during this exciting time," said Mr. Sykes. "I have tremendous respect for Jim and the other board members, and look forward to working with them on the continued evolution and growth of the company." – Staff Writers