Kim Guthrie is the first Chief Executive Officer of the new Cox Media Group (“CMG”) a multi-platform, integrated broadcasting and digital media group. Kim was named President of CMG in 2016 under Cox ownership and added the CEO title when CMG was acquired in 2019 by Terrier Media, as part of the acquisition as well as the TV stations of Northwest Broadcasting to form the new Cox Media Group.
Based in Atlanta, Kim leads the company’s entire media group, overseeing the operations of 33 broadcast television stations, 54 radio stations, dozens of digital sites and national advertising services including CoxReps, Gamut, Cox Local Solutions, Cox Healthcare Marketing and Cox Custom Research.
Kim has been a leader with Cox Media Group since 1998, when she joined the company as VP/General Manager for its Long Island, New York radio station group. She went on to serve as EVP of Radio where she was responsible for all programming, operations and sales for CMG’s radio division, and then Executive Vice President of National Ad Platforms where she held the role of President at CoxReps, overseeing the country’s biggest television rep firm and Gamut, a multi-platform advertising organization.
Under Kim’s leadership, CMG has won multiple honors for programming excellence and outstanding community service, including Crystal awards, Dupont awards, Edward R. Murrow national awards, Emmy awards, Gracie awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors awards, Marconi awards, New York Air awards, Online News Association awards, Scripps Howard awards, Society of Professional Journalism awards and Telly awards. In addition, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its “Doctors and Sex Abuse” work, while under Guthrie’s supervision.
Since 2014, Kim has served on the board of directors for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). She is also on the board of directors for the Broadcasters Foundation of America and the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation. She is a multi-year honoree as Radio Ink magazine’s “Most Powerful People in Radio” and “Most Influential Women in Radio.” She also was named “Woman of Distinction” by the March of Dimes, “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the “Trailblazer Award” by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio group (MIW) and was awarded the “Women Who Lead” honor by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM).
At her core, Kim is a journalist. She began her career as a television news reporter and news anchor and holds a degree in journalism from Iowa State University. Kim enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Todd, and their three daughters.