ORLANDO, Fla. – Industry veteran Paul Briggs has been named vice president and general manager of Orlando TV for Cox Media Group. In his new role, Briggs will provide strategic leadership and oversight for all station departments and functions, including news, sales, marketing, production, programming, community affairs and more for WFTV and WRDQ.
“I am excited to be a part of Cox Media Group’s growth in the Orlando broadcast market and to lead an extraordinary team that is dedicated to providing outstanding news, information and entertainment to our viewers and tremendous results for our clients,” says Briggs.
With more than 20 years of broadcast experience, Briggs has a track record for driving top results in high-performing markets. His successful career includes sales and leadership roles in Charlotte, Memphis and Atlanta. Most recently, he served as the VP of content and broadcast operations for CMG Atlanta, overseeing the market’s TV, radio and newspaper brands.
“Paul is an outstanding broadcaster with a reputation for delivering top-quality journalism and leading award-winning teams. Under Paul’s leadership, I am confident that WFTV and WRDQ will continue to set the editorial agenda for Central Florida and deliver results for our clients with our on-air and digital portfolio,” says Paul Curran, market vice president for CMG.
With the appointment of Briggs to his new leadership role, CMG also announced that Jason Meder will continue to lead Orlando Radio as vice president and general manager. He joined the CMG team in 2002, serving as the director of sales in Tampa before assuming the role as general manager in Orlando in 2018.
“The CMG Orlando radio team is a talent-rich group that I am fortunate to get to work with every single day. I am confident that our continued partnership with TV will yield even greater results as we forge ahead,” says Meder.
“Jason is an inspiring leader with a true passion for driving results and developing his people. Throughout his tenure, he’s increased ratings and revenue for our seven-station cluster, revamped operations and successfully created a work environment where our talented people can continue to grow,” says Bill Hendrich, executive vice president for CMG.”