Cox Media Group Names Brett Fennell as New Chief Financial Officer

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ATLANTA – Sept. 2, 2014 Brett Fennell is joining Cox Media Group (CMG) as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Fennell, who previously was VP of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) at Manheim, will be based at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta. 

“Brett is a proven Cox leader and a perfect addition to CMG’s executive team,” said CMG President Bill Hoffman. “Additionally, his appointment is a great example of how Cox professionals can grow their careers across all Cox companies.” 

In his new role, Brett will be responsible for all financial accounting and reporting, financial planning and analysis, financial systems and finance process improvement for CMG’s broadcasting, publishing and digital companies, as well as for Cox Reps and Cox Target Media.  

“I’ve admired the strength of our media operations since joining Cox in 2002,” said Fennell. “This is an extremely exciting time at Cox Media Group as we harness innovative technology to evolve our media superbrands into the digital future. I’m honored to join such a strong leadership team and help pave the future direction for our company.”

While at Manheim, Fennell built and provided vision for an FP&A organization that previously did not exist in Cox Enterprises’ second-largest operating division. His other Cox career highlights include Assistant Vice President of FP&A at Cox Enterprises, Director of Commercial Operations at Cox Communications, and Director of FP&A at Cox Communications.  Fennell also has held Finance management positions in the telecommunications industry with Verizon and AirTouch. 

Fennell has a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn.  He succeeds Charles Odom, who was promoted recently to Vice President and Treasurer for Cox Enterprises.

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, 57 radio stations, eight 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 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online 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.