Cox Media Group to Create Georgia News Service

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ATLANTA – Oct. 3, 2012 Today, Cox Media Group announced its intentions to create a statewide Georgia news service in order to fill the significant void that will be left when the current Statewide News Network ceases operations later this year.

The new Georgia News Service powered by Cox Media Group will be headquartered in CMG’s Atlanta flagship facilities at WSB radio. “The Cox name has long been synonymous with excellent news coverage throughout the state of Georgia,” said Ben Reed, VP / General Manager of CMG Atlanta. “This gives us the opportunity to bring our experience and assets together in order to provide a high-quality news service to outlets across the state of Georgia.” In addition to WSB Radio, the Georgia News Service will also have access to the nationally recognized combined resources of Cox Media Group which owns WSB TV, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. This means more than 150 daily news reporters will be available for the most comprehensive news coverage for the State of Georgia.

“We believe the Georgia News Service will very quickly become an invaluable audio, visual, and digital resource for news outlets across the state,” said Reed. “We look forward to providing them with the high-caliber news coverage that has become a Cox tradition.”

Cox Media Group is currently contacting potential network affiliates across the state of Georgia and intends to be fully operational by Jan 1, 2013.

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 Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies.   With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.   CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.