John Kovac named SVP brand, marketing and creative 9/30/19

Cox Enterprises has appointed John Kovac as senior vice president, brand, marketing and creative. In this newly created role, Kovac will build centers of excellence focused on employment brand, recruitment marketing, creative design, video and live event production.

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Carlene Cox named GateHouse director of communications 7/12/19

Carlene Cox, formerly director of specialty content for GateHouse Media, has been named the company's director of communications.

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Cox Media Group to sell radio portfolio, CoxReps and Gamut businesses 7/2/19

Cox Enterprises, Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell Cox Media Group's Radio station portfolio as well as its CoxReps and Gamut national advertising businesses to a new broadcasting company that is substantially owned by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC. The transaction will expand the new company, which announced in February its purchase of Cox Media Group's broadcast television group and the company's radio, newspaper and television properties in Ohio.

Cox Enterprises will maintain a minority stake in the new company, which will maintain the name "Cox Media Group" and will be headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

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Back to the future 5/28/19

The last time the Kentucky New Era made a big move, employees left their old offices at Seventh and Bethel streets and headed for new digs at the edge of town with a big wood-paneled newsroom and a typewriter at every reporter's desk. That was in the spring of 1971.

In several months, the newspaper will return downtown and set up offices on South Main at Eighth Street in the former J.C. Penney building. Staffers will bring different tools – slim laptops, digital cameras and smartphones – because nearly everything in the newspaper business has changed since the New Era last called downtown home nearly 50 years ago.

It turns out those changes mean that a modern newsroom can be a good fit for the heart of town again.

New Era Publisher Brandon Cox likes the idea of getting closer to the action.

"From an editorial perspective, we support what's going on in downtown Hopkinsville, and we think we should put our money where our mouth is," he said.

The paper will be directly across the street from city hall, he said, and that is a meaningful nod to journalism's traditional role as the watchdog of local government.

The move, expected by November, is part of the New Era's ongoing transition under new ownership.

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Cox Enterprises CIO named to CIO Hall of Fame 5/14/19

Cox Enterprises' Greg Morrison was recently named to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Hall of Fame for 2019 by IDG, a leading technology, media, data and marketing services company.

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M. Roberts Media announces leadership changes for Tyler Morning Telegraph 3/25/19

M. Roberts Media, the parent company of the Tyler Morning Telegraph, has announced several leadership changes as it positions the business for long-term growth.

Justin Wilcox has been named publisher of the Tyler Morning Telegraph and will continue to hold his role as chief revenue officer for M. Roberts Media newspapers in Tyler, Longview and Victoria.

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Sonya Wendell Manfredi named VP, government affairs 3/19/19

Sonya Wendell Manfredi has joined Cox Enterprises as vice president of government affairs. In this role, she will serve as a representative to Capitol Hill for Cox and its companies, including Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group.

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Cox Enterprises names vice president of government affairs 3/5/19

Cox Enterprises has announced that Sonya Wendell Manfredi has joined the company as vice president of government affairs. In this role, she will serve as a representative to Capitol Hill for Cox and its companies, including Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group.

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Apollo to buy majority stake in Cox TV stations 2/19/19

Cox Enterprises Inc. has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio. Cox Enterprises will maintain a minority stake and will join the Apollo Funds in forming a new company to operate these stations, which will be headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

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Cox Enterprises promotes Cody Partin 1/15/19

Cox Enterprises has promoted Cody Partin to senior vice president of Total Rewards & People Operations. In this new role, he will continue to lead the Benefits, Compensation and Human Resources Technology Services (HRTS) teams as well as Talent Management & Diversity and Aviation.

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