Wednesday, August 17, 2016 — Cox Media Group Boston’s (CMG) WFXT-TV FOX25 has named award-winning broadcaster Mike Oliveira as its new News Director, effective Sept. 6. In this role, Oliveira, a native of Melrose, Mass. will oversee all newsroom responsibilities for the station.
“Mike’s passion for news, his work ethic and his ability to connect with people were immediately recognized by our newsroom,” said Tom Raponi, WFXT’s VP and General Manager. “Mike knows the Boston and New England news market given his deep roots here. Additionally, Mike has been a news leader at WPXI-TV in the highly-competitive Pittsburgh market for 11 years, and his experience will lead FOX25 to the next level of excellence.”
Oliveira joined CMG in 2005 at the company’s Pittsburgh station, WPXI-TV Channel 11, as night side Executive Producer. He later was promoted to day side Executive Producer, Managing Editor and most recently served as News Director. While at WPXI, the station’s news team won multiple Emmy awards, including best newscast and breaking news. Earlier this year, WPXI ranked No. 1 at 11 p.m. in LPM markets in May and ranked No. 1 at 6 a.m. in LPM markets in April.
“When I walked into FOX25, it just felt right,” said Oliveira. “The professionals in this newsroom get what makes Boston so special, and they work hard to tell great stories every day. I’m excited to join the team, to compete and to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.”
Oliveira’s other career highlights include working in Syracuse, NY at WTVH as Assignment Editor, Web Editor, and Producer. He also spent a year at Boston’s WHDH as Producer. Oliveira earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Television, Radio and Film at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.