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John Sykes Joins Clear Channel

NEW YORK, (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Clear Channel has named music, entertainment and media executive John Sykes to the newly-created role of President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises. He will report to Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman.

In his new role, Sykes will seek to leverage Clear Channel's internet, broadcast and advertising assets to create new businesses for the company across a range of media, including television and live events.

Sykes is an entertainment media veteran, with stints at a variety of firms, including President of VH1, President of Network Development for MTV Networks, CEO of Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio), President of Champion Entertainment, President of Chrysalis Records and as an agent at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He was also a core member of the original team that created MTV.

Sykes also serves on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Project RED, VH1 Save the Music and Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers