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March 04, 2011

Cox Media Group Names Alex Taylor as New Executive Vice President

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company has appointed Alex Taylor as its new executive vice president. Taylor, who most recently was group vice president of CMG Ohio, has succeeded Doug Franklin, who has been promoted to president.

In his new profile, Taylor will be responsible for overseeing the Atlanta and Dayton media markets that are home to such venerable properties like Atlanta's WSB-TV; WSB 750 AM/95.5 FM News Talk, B 98.5, 97.1 The River, and Kiss 104.1 FM radio stations, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and Dayton's WHIO-TV; WHIO AM/FM News Talk, K99.1 FM, and 95.3 FM The Eagle radio stations; and the Dayton Daily News. 

CMG's newspaper, television and radio properties in the Dayton and Louisville markets were previously overseen by Taylor.  Specifically, CMG Ohio's successful industry-leading media integration efforts in Dayton, which culminated in the opening of a new 250,000-square, foot Media Center earlier this year was also orchestrated by Taylor and his leadership team.

"Alex and I have worked together for several years, and I am very excited to appoint him to CMG's senior leadership team where his experience will be an invaluable asset to the company," said Franklin, in a press release. "This is a great opportunity to promote such talent from within our company, and Alex will continue to contribute to CMG's integration strategy and future successes. His passion for our businesses and employees is unmatched."

The career of Taylor with Cox (News - Alert) also includes publisher of The Palm Beach Post and The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colo. and vice president and general manager at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

"We've changed so much for the better in the past 18 months," said Taylor. "I think it bodes well for our future, and I'm really excited."

In related news, Cox Media Group has combined its CMGdigital unit and its Corporate Business Strategy group to form a unified Digital and Strategy team.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell