OKLAHOMA – Cox Media Group (CMG) names Frank Volpicella as News Director for KOKI/Fox23 in Tulsa Oklahoma. In this role, he will lead news operations for CMG’s trusted brand KOKI FOX23 News.
“We are very happy Frank’s returning to Cox Media Group,” said Cathy Gunther, CMG market vice president. “He is has dedicated his career to excellence in reporting. The Tulsa community will benefit from both his experience and his dedication to local journalism.”
Frank is a veteran journalist who has held virtually every position in a newsroom during his career. He’s been a reporter, producer, special projects producer, executive producer, assignment editor, managing editor and news director for stations in markets as small as Huntsville Alabama and as large as Atlanta. He most recently worked as a general manager for a monthly newspaper that is published in suburban Austin, Texas.
As news director, Frank led teams of journalists at WGCL-TV Atlanta, KVUE-TV Austin, WAFF-TV Huntsville and WTVQ-TV Lexington Kentucky. Under his leadership, Frank’s news teams were honored with numerous industry awards. While at KVUE, his staff was honored with a prestigious Peabody Award and a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.
“I am thrilled to be returning to Cox Media Group having worked for 10 years at WSB-TV Atlanta earlier in my career as an executive producer,” Volpicella said. “CMG is an innovative company where journalism and community service are top priorities. It will be an honor to lead the award- winning team of journalists at KOKI-Fox 23 where Covering News That Matters is much more than a saying, it’s a promise to our audience.”
Frank graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a B.S. degree in broadcast journalism.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to diverse audiences in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations primarily include 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 54 radio stations in 10 markets and numerous multi-platform streaming video and digital platforms. Cox Media Group’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable independent stations. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps and Gamut; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services with Local Solutions. For more information about Cox Media Group and its businesses, please visit www.coxmediagroup.com.