Kevin Hayes Named New Vice President and General Manager at WJAC Channel 6 in Johnstown

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JOHNSTOWN, Penn. – Feb. 15, 2011 Kevin Hayes is joining the WJAC-TV Channel 6 team as Vice President and General Manager.  For the last four years, Hayes has been the General Sales Manager of KFOX, the Cox Media Group-owned Fox affiliate TV station in El Paso, Texas.

“Kevin brings a wealth of broadcast industry experience to WJAC, and it’s great to promote such valuable talent from within our company for this important role,” said Ray Carter, Cox Media Group Vice President and General Manager of WPXI in Pittsburgh.  “Additionally, his vast sales experience is the perfect fit for building on the great relationships WJAC has with the local community and delivering strategic results for our advertisers.” 

Prior to joining Cox Media Group, the El Paso native and University of Texas at El Paso graduate was a local sales manager (LSM) at the CBS affiliated station in El Paso. Prior to that LSM position, he was an account executive (AE) in Phoenix at KSAZ-TV, and earlier in his career he was an AE in Scottsdale, Ariz. and El Paso.

“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to join the outstanding team at WJAC, with their rich heritage and dedicated tradition of serving the community,” said Hayes.  He will start his new assignment in early April.  Mark Barash will continue to work in his role as interim GM until that time.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenues, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, four metro newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America.   For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com