Jane Williams is Executive Vice President of Cox Media Group (CMG). In this role, Jane oversees Atlanta TV; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Atlanta Radio; CMG Ohio, which includes Newspapers, Radio and TV; Boston TV; Seattle TV; Charlotte TV; Pittsburgh TV; Memphis TV; and CMG’s TV Revenue team. Jane is also responsible for driving over-arching industry issues for Television.
Previously, Jane was Executive VP of Television, overseeing all of CMG’s television markets. Jane’s esteemed media career began in television in 1984 at WATL-TV in Atlanta, Georgia as an Account Executive. She worked as an AE at WAGA-TV as well before joining WSB-TV in 1988 as an Account Executive and rising to Sales Manager and Director of Sales. In 2007, she was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Cox Television and in 2009 became Vice President of Sales for Cox Media Group.
In 2011 she was promoted to Publisher of the Austin American-Statesman and The Statesman Co., the leading media business in Austin, Texas. She was responsible for all business and editorial operations of the American-Statesman and its affiliated publications, including statesman.com, austin360.com and seven weekly community newspapers, in addition to its regional commercial printing and distribution operation.
She is chairperson of the Fox Board of Governors, and serves on the National Association of Broadcasters and Television Bureau of Advertising Board of Directors. She is a past president of the Atlanta Broadcast Advertising Club. Jane also has served on the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as well as the University of Georgia’s Marketing Executive Advisory Board. Williams was awarded the ABAC (Atlanta Broadcast Advertising Club) lifetime achievement award in 2009.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Jane graduated from Berry College (1982) in Rome, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Behavioral Science. She and her husband, Hal, have two children.