John Kovac named SVP brand, marketing and creative 9/30/19

Cox Enterprises has appointed John Kovac as senior vice president, brand, marketing and creative. In this newly created role, Kovac will build centers of excellence focused on employment brand, recruitment marketing, creative design, video and live event production.

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Cox Media Group to sell radio portfolio, CoxReps and Gamut businesses 7/2/19

Cox Enterprises, Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell Cox Media Group's Radio station portfolio as well as its CoxReps and Gamut national advertising businesses to a new broadcasting company that is substantially owned by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC. The transaction will expand the new company, which announced in February its purchase of Cox Media Group's broadcast television group and the company's radio, newspaper and television properties in Ohio.

Cox Enterprises will maintain a minority stake in the new company, which will maintain the name "Cox Media Group" and will be headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

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Brandon Cox returning to Kentucky as publisher of the New Era 12/7/18

Brandon Cox is leaving his role as publisher of the Jackson County Sentinel for a post in his home state of Kentucky. Cox cited family reasons for the transition.

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Cox Enterprises appoints Luis Avila-Marco to lead corporate strategy 7/31/18

Cox Enterprises has named Luis Avila-Marco as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. Avila-Marco will lead Cox's corporate strategy and oversee a team that focuses on diversification and long-term growth outside of the company's core businesses. He also will serve as an adviser to Cox's existing portfolio of companies as it explores future opportunities.

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Cox Media Group sells Southern Kitchen to GateHouse Media 7/2/18

Cox Media Group and GateHouse Media have announced that the operations of Cox's Southern Kitchen, the Atlanta-based Southern food and lifestyle brand, have been acquired by GateHouse.

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Cox Enterprises names Sharon Zealey vice president, compliance 4/23/18

Cox Enterprises has named Sharon Zealey as vice president, compliance. Zealey will be responsible for leading compliance strategy, data privacy and alignment on key issues across Cox Enterprises' major operating subsidiaries: Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group. Her role includes managing Cox's ethics hotline and coordinating sensitive compliance investigations.

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Cox Media Group names new VP of communications and public affairs 3/19/18

Cox Media Group has named Michelle Miguelez vice president of communications and public affairs. In her new role, Miguelez will create proactive communications strategies that align with business objectives and engage employees, further strengthening CMG's role as an Employer of Choice.

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New Media Investment Group to acquire Austin American-Statesman 3/6/18

New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC for $47.5 million.

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Cox Enterprises promotes Sonji Jacobs 1/16/18

Cox Enterprises has named Sonji Jacobs to the new position of assistant vice president of corporate communications.

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Cox Communications launches Converge, a new storytelling platform 1/2/18

Cox Communications has announced the launch of Converge, the company's new storytelling platform designed to inform, inspire and connect people to the things they enjoy through technology. Stories on Converge are organized into three categories:

  • Community: Stories that illuminate the lasting changes Cox is making for the people that live and work in Cox's communities.
  • Entertainment: Stories that connect people to the hottest shows, movies, sports, places and names in today's culture.
  • Technology: Stories that inform and connect people to enable moments that matter.

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