Cox Media Group Announces New Leadership in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Katie Reid vice president and general manager of its radio stations in Jacksonville, Florida. In this role, Reid will oversee operations and provide strategic leadership at our award-winning stations, including 95.1 WAPE, WEZI 102.9, WJGL 96.9, WJGL-HD2 106.1, WOKV 104.5FM & 690AM, WOKV-HD2 99.5 and WXXJ 106.5.

“Katie is a dynamic leader who inspires her teams and everyone around her to reach their fullest potential. Paired with her extensive background and strategic vision, I am confident Katie and her talented team will continue to grow and deliver the best news and entertainment in Jacksonville,” says Bill Hendrich, executive vice president for CMG.

Reid’s vast experience spans across several industry brands and sales functions. Throughout her career, she’s been responsible for driving millions of dollars in sales revenue, developing stellar sales teams and delivering excellent service to client advertisers. Most recently, Reid served as the executive director of revenue, supporting sales teams across the company.

“I am very excited to continue my career with CMG and join the Jacksonville Radio team,” says Reid. “I look forward to partnering with this exceptional team to continue delivering great content that serves our audiences, advertisers and the community of Jacksonville.”

Vice President and General Manager Bob Longo will continue to oversee the company’s two powerhouse TV brands in Jacksonville, WFOX and WJAX.

“I am thrilled to continue to serve our Jacksonville viewers, lead our TV team and collaborate with Katie and our CMG Radio partners as we strive to deliver excellence for our employees, community partners and audience,” says Longo.

Longo joined the CMG team in 2014 as a news director, leading the two market stations to record ratings and news shares. He was promoted to general manager in 2017.

“Bob is an invaluable member of the CMG leadership team. During his five years with the organization, he’s catapulted our linear and digital brands to first place in news and revenue. I look forward to partnering with him to continue this success in the growing Jacksonville market,” says Paul Curran, market vice president for CMG.