April 2, 2018 – Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Sarah Knott as Senior Vice President of Finance. In her new role, Knott will be responsible for Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis and Business Operations functions.
Prior to joining CMG, Knott was Vice President of Finance and Business Operations and National Sales for Cox Media, a division of Cox Communications. In that role, she served as the chief financial member of Cox Media’s senior leadership team, implementing process improvement tools and data analytics designed to maximize Cox Media inventory across sales channels. Knott also partnered with Sales in revamping its compensation plan to align with strategic goals and attract and retain top talent.
“Sarah is a great addition to our CMG team,” said Brett Fennell, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of National Advertising Platforms. “She has a proven track record as a finance and business partner and will provide strategic leadership that positions CMG for success.”
Knott’s 15-year career with Cox Communications includes various leadership roles in which she has driven business results for the company. After joining the company in 2003, she participated on the team that took Cox Communications private through the acquisition of $8.4 billion in outstanding publicly held shares. During that process, Knott managed the preparation, review and filing of all Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documentation.
As Executive Director of Enterprise Planning and Analysis for Cox Communications, Knott implemented a driver-based financial planning model with best-in-class tools. She
has also built financial client support teams for the New Business, Human Resources, and Legal functions.
“I’m honored to join the Cox Media Group finance team,” said Knott. “Cox Media Group has a rich, 120-year history, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s future growth.”
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers; and more than 200 digital sites and services, like Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and Diehards. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 18 media markets and reaches approximately 51 million Americans weekly, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 2 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.