Norman Pattiz is an entrepreneur who founded Westwood one. A radio syndication company that is the radio home of CNN, NBC News, CBS News, NFL, NCAA, the Olympic games and various other entertainment and talk radio programs. Pattiz born 1943 in the United States founded the company in 1976 and it grew to become one of the largest radio networks in America and one of the worlds top media companies. Norman Pattiz has over 40 years experience in radio and is the chair of the Board of the Regents Oversight Committee of the Department of Energy Laboratories.
Norma Pattiz joined the board of regents of University of California in 2001 and was appointed by two different presidents to the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors. The first appointment to the BBG was by President Bill Clinton and later reappointed by president Bush in 2002. The United States Broadcasting Board of Governors oversees all the Broadcasting Services of all international U.S., non-military. Norman Pattiz was responsible for Launching Americas Arabic Language Radio and television services to all 22 countries of the Middle East.
Norman Pattiz also served as chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors Middle East Committee. Norman Pattiz has enjoyed a multitude of success as an entrepreneur and has received numerous appointments, awards and accolades. In 2009 Pattiz was inducted to the National Radio Hall of Fame and in 2010 founded and became the CEO of Courtside Entertainment Group. Pattiz would later found the company, Launchpad in 2012. A company that would go on to become Podcast One the leader in audio on-demand programming.
Aside from being a successful broadcasting entrepreneur, Pattiz is a benefactor of the Academy of Music at Hamilton High and was a reserve deputy in the Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles County. He was a member of the Advisory Council of Region 1 Homeland Security and was on the board of the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation. Norman Pattiz is married and lives in California. His wife Mary Turner a former radio personality is also chairman of the board of the Betty Ford Center. Norman Pattiz has accomplished a lot in his lifetime and continues to motivate and inspire others to strive to achieve greatness.