Cox Media Group has a new president and CEO.
On May 29, Daniel York was tapped as the company’s new head. He will be responsible for managing the company’s media platforms as well as overseeing the company’s long-term strategic priorities.
York most recently served as senior executive vice president and chief content officer of AT&T and its subsidiary DirecTV.
York replaces Kim Guthrie, a 22-year veteran with the company who decided to move on from the organization on May 6. Steve Pruett, executive chairman of Cox Media Group, said Guthrie had been instrumental in positioning Cox for future success as an industry-leading media company and thanked her for her decades of service. Guthrie took on the president/CEO role in January 2017 after working in various roles including as executive vice president of national ad platforms.
After the announcement, York said in a statement that he is excited to lead the company, “[one that] has the most talented team and leadership in the industry,” he said. “I have always admired and respected the unparalleled quality of CMG’s 90-plus TV and radio stations, digital and advertising platforms, and the company’s unwavering commitment to journalistic integrity.”
York added that this has proven especially important over past few months, as consumers have underscored the importance of valuable content, local news and entertainment.
While at AT&T, York served as president of content and advertising sales and helped build AT&T’s video business. During his tenure he oversaw all content activities including licensing, operations, strategy, investments, original content, compliance, and ran AT&T’s ad sales and regional sports networks. Prior to joining AT&T, York served as senior vice president of programming and development at In Demand Networks. He started his career at HBO, where he held various management positions, including vice president and general manager at HBO/Time Warner Sports. York has also served on the boards of numerous companies, including the Tennis Channel and the Game Show Network. He currently serves on the board of the T. Howard Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the media industry.