NEW YORK, NY, August 8, 2016 — Westwood One today announced it has signed a new multi-year agreement with Dr. Sanjay Gupta to continue hosting the nationally-recognized daily feature, A Better Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The 60-second weekday feature – which promotes better living through better health, wellness, and lifestyle – airs on 400 stations nationwide, including nine of the top 10 markets.
Dr. Gupta, a respected neurosurgeon, is one of the best known media personalities in the world and a winner of multiple Emmy awards for his work as chief medical correspondent and host for CNN. In addition to his broadcast work, Gupta is a best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards and honors. Personable and relatable, he's reported on the biggest health issues around the world.
Dr. Gupta said, "I am tremendously excited about the opportunity to share the secrets of a happier and healthier life that I have learned as a doctor and as a roving reporter who has traveled the world for the last 15 years. Every day there are little things we can do to live a better life, and I will teach you how to make them a part of your life."
Charles Steinhauer, Westwood One’s COO, added, “Dr. Gupta is one of the most trusted voices on health issues. We’re delighted to extend our relationship so that we can continue to meet the demand of listeners who want to live better lives.”
About Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy® award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN's reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN's shows domestically and internationally, and contributes to CNN.com. His medical training and public health policy experience distinguishes his reporting from war zones and natural disasters, as well as on a range of medical and scientific topics, including the recent Ebola outbreak, brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine, and HIV/AIDS. Additionally, Dr. Gupta is the host of Vital Signs for CNN International and Accent Health for Turner Private Networks.
He has traveled all over the world, reporting on stories from danger zones and natural disasters.
Gupta's passion for inspiring Americans to lead healthier, more active lives led him to launch "Fit Nation," CNN's multi-platform anti-obesity initiative. In 2009, "Fit Nation" followed the progress of Gupta and six CNN viewers as they inspired each other while training for a triathlon. The program is now in its sixth year.
In addition to his work for CNN, Gupta is a member of the staff and faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and regularly performs surgery at Emory University and Grady hospitals. He holds memberships in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves as a diplomate of the American Board of Neurosurgery and a certified medical investigator.
Before joining CNN, Gupta completed neurosurgical fellowship at the Semmes Murphey Clinic and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. In 1997, he was selected as a White House Fellow, serving as a special advisor to First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Gupta contributes to the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes. He is the author of three New York Times best-selling books, Chasing Life (2007), Cheating Death (2009) and Monday Mornings (2012).
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com.