In making the announcement, Sam Hassell, the president and CEO of Cross Platform Media Group said, “Russ has already proven himself incredibly valuable to me and to Cross Platform. We have scored again by landing another incredible talent.”
Jones will oversee news operations of the newly acquired IRN/USA and direct the consolidation of Christian News Service and Christian Press with Cross Platform Media’s existing news and distribution resources.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join such a talented group of media professionals,” said Jones. “After twenty-five years in the industry this is truly a tremendous opportunity to claim new territory.”
Jones’ impact at IRN/USA has already been significant. Among other contributions, he recently acquired credentials from the Israeli Ministry of Information for the network to open IRN/USA’s Israel News Bureau in Jerusalem.
IRN/USA Radio Network currently produces and/or distributes more than twenty nationally syndicated radio programs with audience-targeted formatting primarily for News/Talk and Christian radio (commercial and non-commercial).
Russ Jones Bio
Russ Jones is co-founder of Christian News Service, a content creation and news distribution firm and publisher of Christian Press. He's also a media consultant to a number of cause oriented campaigns and organizations. He most recently coordinated social media efforts for the pro Newt Gingrich Winning Our Future super PAC. Russ has been a guest on such programs as the Mike Gallagher Show, the Dennis Prager Show, Bill Martinez Live and Sandy Rios in the Morning. He holds degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree from St. Paul School of Theology. He is married to Jackie and together they have four children.
About Cross Platform Media:
CPM is a national media company based in Raleigh, NC, that specializes in media network services by developing and distributing news, entertainment and talk show programming for independent Christian and general market radio stations, print and digital platforms.