Cox Continues Reorg With Three New Appointments

As part of Cox Media’s reorganization for a more integrated strategy across its radio, TV and newspaper properties, the company Thursday (Aug. 20) named three additional corporate appointments and four group vice presidents.

Marc Morgan was named senior vp, chief revenue officer; and Bill Hoffman, vp and general manager of WSB-TV, the company’s ABC affiliate in Atlanta, will take on the additional role as vp of Cox Media Group. Both executives report to sandy Schwartz, president of Cox Media Group.

A 25-year Cox veteran, Morgan most recently served as executive vp and chief operating officer for Cox Radio.

In his new position, Hoffman will serve as the company’s TV champion, coordinating syndicated programming for the stations and overseeing Cox’s Washington Bureau. (Cox named radio and newspaper champions on Aug. 19 when the company first announced its new business model.)

In addition, Gregg Lindahl was named vp of digital, reporting to Doug Franklin, executive vp of Cox Media Group. Lindahl was most recently vp of interactive and news technologies for Cox Radio.

The following executives are getting group vp titles with responsibilities for Cox’s local media properties, grouped by region.

Rich Reis will also serve as senior vp of radio operations, reporting to Bob Neil, executive vp of Cox Media Group. Reis was most recently group vp for Cox Radio.

Kim Guthrie, most recently market manager of Cox Radio in Southern Connecticut and regional vp of Cox Radio, will now oversee Cox radio stations in Athens, Ga.; Norwalk, Conn.; Bridgeport, Conn.; New Haven, Conn.; Greenville, S.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Long Island, N.Y. and Richmond, Va., as well as its television station in Pittsburgh, Pa. (WPXI-TV).

With her appointment, Ray Carter, vp and general manager of WPXI-TV, will add responsibility for WJAC-TV and WTOV-TV, the company’s TV stations in Johnston, Penn. and Steubenville, Ohio.

Both Reis and Guthrie report to Neil.

Jay O’Connor, formerly regional vp and market manager for Cox’s Tampa radio stations, will now oversee Cox’s TV stations in San Francisco (KTVU-TV); San Jose, Calif. (KICU-TV); Seattle (KIRO-TV); El Paso, Texas (KFOX-TV); and Reno, Nev. (KRXI-TV, KAME-TV), as well as its six radio stations in Hawaii. He reports to Schwartz.

Ben Reed, most recently regional vp and market manager for Cox’s radio stations in San Antonio, will oversee Cox’s radio stations in Houston; San Antonio; Tulsa, Okla.; and Birmingham, Ala.; as well as the Austin American-Statesman [Texas]. He reports to Franklin.