Cox’s Hoffman Leads ABC Affiliates in Busy Time

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

As if Bill Hoffman weren’t busy enough running WSB, Atlanta’s leading station, and overseeing the rest of Cox Media Group’s TV outlets as its “champion of television,” he recently tacked on another giant time-eater as chairman of the ABC affiliates board. With vital issues such as the FCC’s spectrum acquisition and the pending NBCU-Comcast merger’s effect on the competitive landscape looming, representing ABC’s 200-plus affiliates looks more and more like a full-time occupation, too.

“That job is driven by the kinds of events and issues that happen to be swimming around on your watch,” Hoffman says. “Right now, it seems like quite a few things are going on.” More…