ATLANTA – Oct. 2, 2014 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Radio has named new leaders for its station groups in Atlanta, San Antonio and Tulsa, effective immediately.
Donna Hall, previously Group VP with Cox Media – the media sales division of Cox Communications – returns to CMG to lead the five-station Atlanta radio group as VP and General Manager. Hall began her career with Cox in 1987 as an account executive with the Dayton Daily News and joined Cox Radio in Dayton in 1989, serving in various sales leadership positions until becoming VP and GM in 1997. She later became Senior VP of Marketing and Client Solutions for CMG Ohio for the company’s converged radio, TV and newspaper operations in Dayton.
Ben Reed, previously VP and General Manager in Atlanta, will now lead San Antonio’s seven-station group. Reed returns to San Antonio, where he served in various leadership positions from 1987 until moving to Atlanta in 2012. He was part of original team that put KCYY on the air in 1987, and he helped orchestrate the purchase of KTKX, KONO, KISS and KSMG from various ownerships. During his CMG career, Reed has held various positions from Account Manager, Local Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Market Manager, Regional VP and Group VP.
Dan Lawrie, previously VP and General Manager in San Antonio, now leads Tulsa’s four-station group. Lawrie is no stranger to Tulsa, as he previously was VP and GM there from 2003 until 2010. He will help continue the great cross-platform collaboration work with CMG’s Tulsa TV group, as well as the strong partnership with Cox Communications. Lawrie began joined CMG in 1999.
“We are thrilled that we can tap such phenomenal internal talent across Cox for these important leadership positions,” said Kim Guthrie, CMG’s Executive VP of Radio. “Ben, Dan and Donna are proven leaders who know how to build strategic, award-winning teams.”
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.