Former AT&T chief content officer Dan York has joined Cox Media Group as its latest CEO, according to Multichannel News.
Since Apollo Global Management bought 14 TV properties from Cox Enterprises’ Cox Media Group for around $3 billion, Cox Media built a network of 33 TV stations in 20 markets, 54 radio stations in 10 markets, as well as some multi-platform streaming video and digital properties. York’s presence at the company follows former CEO Kim Guthrie decision to step down after 22 years of working for at Cox Media.
Apollo co-lead partner of private equity, David Sambur said in a press release, “I’m excited to welcome Dan as the President and CEO of Cox Media Group. He has an outstanding record of leadership in this industry, and of operating efficiently, creating strategic vision, and inspiring organizations to innovate and grow.”
In a press release York said, “The past few months have underscored that there is no substitute for the most important and valuable content in the ecosystem, market-leading local news and entertainment. I look forward to working with the Board and the CMG team as we continue to enhance our partnerships with our advertisers, content providers and distribution outlets to best serve our communities and millions of viewers and listeners.”