TULSA – March 11, 2013 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Tulsa has named Greg Bilte as its new General Manager and Suzanne Nadell as News Director for Fox 23 News (KOKI-TV) and My Tulsa 41 (KMYT-TV). Both positions are effective immediately. Bilte and Nadell will also help create cross-platform collaboration opportunities with CMG’s radio cluster and will build a strong relationship with Cox Communications in Tulsa.
“We are thrilled that we can tap such phenomenal internal talent for these important leadership positions at our newest TV brands,” said CMG’s Executive VP of Broadcast Bill Hoffman. “Greg and Suzanne will play pivotal roles in leading the professionals at KOKI-TV and KMYT-TV to continue informing, inspiring, entertaining and improving the Tulsa community.”
Before being named General Manager, Bilte was Director of Sales KTVU Fox 2, KICU TV36 and KTVU.com in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his broadcasting career in 1979 as a Business Development Account Executive for KXLY in Spokane, Wa. and later was an Account Executive with TeleRep. His career also includes being National Sales Manager at KTTV in Los Angeles and General Sales Manager at both KICU and KTVU.
“This is a great opportunity to be part of Cox Media Group’s growth in the Tulsa broadcast market and to lead a team that is truly dedicated to its audience and customers,” said Bilte. “Additionally, I’m looking forward to coming to the Tulsa area and becoming part of the thriving community.”
Nadell most recently was an award-winning Executive Producer at CMG’s WSB-TV in Atlanta for the early evening newscasts. Nadell also led WSB-TV’s morning team back to local and national ratings dominance. She started her career as a Producer and Reporter for WJHL-TV in Johnson City, Tenn. Other career highlights include: Producer at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Fla.; Producer at CMG’s WFTV in Orlando; and Producer at Tampa’s WFLA-TV.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to become part of the KOKI news team and Tulsa community,” said Nadell. “I also look forward to joining an already strong news team. We’ll work together to serve the community by delivering news that’s important to the community plus the most accurate weather information to keep families safe.”
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 19 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 87 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 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 32 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.