The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Cox Media Group President Kim Guthrie and Bayou City Broadcasting President/CEO DuJuan McCoy to its board of directors. The board also voted Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott as an officer and vice president. The changes were decided at a recent board meeting in New York.
The foundation’s board of directors is comprised of broadcast executives who are committed to “giving back” through the foundation. The board members represent an array of broadcast and broadcast-related companies.
Guthrie oversees content, sales and operations for Cox Media, including 14 broadcast television stations; more than 60 radio stations; seven daily newspapers, 11 nondaily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services.
McCoy founded and became owner, president and CEO of Bayou City Broadcasting in 2007. The following year, his company agreed to purchase seven TV stations from Sage Broadcasting Corp., making his the only African-American-owned company to own and/or operate a U.S. Fox affiliate.
Talbott oversees the operation of Premiere Networks’ more than 90 radio programs and services, while managing business partnerships with talent and leading and maintaining affiliate relationships to sell and service Premiere Networks and Total Traffic & Weather Network.
“Their dedication to helping our colleagues who need it most is an inspiration that I hope will reverberate across our industry so that we can help more broadcasters in need,” said Broadcasters Foundation of America Chairman Dan Mason.
Over more than 70 years, the 501(c)(3) Public Charity has distributed money to thousands of needy broadcasters and their families. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need.