Marian Pittman is Executive Vice President, Content, Product & Innovation of Cox Media Group, overseeing the development of the company’s multi-platform and award-winning content.
Along with her overarching content duties, Marian is also responsible for distribution, optimization and audience engagement – including CMG’s OTT platform, which streams local, original content 24/7. Marian also leads the company’s ongoing efforts to innovate how content is created, presented, and delivered.
Marian is a proven industry leader and innovator. Her esteemed media career began more than 30 years ago at CMG’s WSOC-TV in Charlotte; followed by stints at WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio; WFTV in Orlando; and WSB-TV in Atlanta. As Station Manager for WSB-TV, Marian led the daily news operations and long-term planning for more than 45 hours of news coverage each week. Under her direction and alongside her high-performing team, the company’s flagship station strengthened its dominant position in the broadcast industry and continues to be a leader in news. In 2013, Marian joined CMG’s leadership team as Vice President of News and Marketing, overseeing the news and strategic marketing vision for the company’s award-winning television markets.
Throughout her career, Marian has been recognized as a trailblazer in the realm of content. She has been honored with multiple individual and station Emmy awards. Under Marian’s leadership, WSB-TV was awarded Best Newscast, Best Staff Coverage, and Pacemaker Award from the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association. In 2010, the station was awarded the prestigious Alfred I. DuPont award for journalistic excellence and the Edward R. Murrow award for overall excellence.
Marian is a fixture in media industry organizations, representing Cox on the board of directors for Interactive Advertising Board (IAB) and is certified in Digital Media Sales – a globally recognized, accredited certification created specifically for digital media sales. She has also served as executive sponsor of the award-winning Georgia News Lab, a Georgia State University program that gives diverse college students the opportunity to learn investigative news skills by working alongside veteran reporters in the Atlanta market.
An active member of her community, Marian currently serves on the board of directors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. She is co-chair of Choose ATL, a committee whose mission is to retain and recruit millennial talent to Atlanta. In 2013, she was honored as a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA.
Marian earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from East Carolina University and resides in Atlanta, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.