July 2, 2018 – Cox Media Group (CMG) and GateHouse Media today announced that the operations of Cox’s Southern Kitchen, the Atlanta-based Southern food and lifestyle brand, have been acquired by GateHouse.
“We believe GateHouse Media is a great fit for Southern Kitchen – the GateHouse leadership team believes in the vision for the business, values the great work accomplished by our team and is excited about the opportunities ahead. Southern Kitchen is in good hands with GateHouse Media,” said CMG President Kim Guthrie.
GateHouse Media is the same entity that purchased The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News and Austin American-Statesman from CMG earlier this year.
“We’re pleased to announce another acquisition with Cox Media Group,” said Kirk Davis, CEO of GateHouse Media. “Southern Kitchen is a natural addition to our portfolio. It enhances the outstanding food and entertainment coverage featured in our local properties and will contribute to our growing food events business. We also see Southern Kitchen as a great platform for further developing our e-commerce capabilities.”
CMG launched Southern Kitchen in 2017 as a destination for the stories, recipes and heritage of food in today’s South. The site celebrates cooking and entertaining with a Southern flair and features an e-commerce store with curated products from national and niche brands and local artisans across the region.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, four daily newspapers and more than 80 digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than two 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.
About GateHouse Media, LLC
GateHouse Media, headquartered in Pittsford, New York, is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Media Investment Group Inc., which is focused primarily on investing in a high-quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. GateHouse Media is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by its 144 daily publications. As of April 1, 2018, GateHouse operates in 565 markets across 38 states. GateHouse Media’s portfolio of products includes over 680 business and community publications and over 560 websites, serves more than 219,000 business advertising accounts, and reaches 23 million people on a weekly basis.