Cox Media Group promotes Brad Smith to chief financial officer

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Cox Media Group (CMG) today announced that Brad Smith has been promoted to chief financial officer.

Smith joined CMG in 2020 as the SVP of Finance & FP&A and has been the interim co-CFO for the last six months. His promotion reflects his success in helping CMG develop its corporate vision and business strategy while evolving the finance team to be more effective and efficient.

“Brad brings a unique skillset and perspective to the role of CFO,” said Dan York, CMG’s president and CEO. “He’s committed to maximizing company performance and efficiency and has been invaluable in helping CMG win in our local markets today while positioning us to continue to do so in the future. This is a well-earned promotion for Brad that also reflects the strength and depth of CMG’s talented team.”

Smith spent the last 20 years of his career in the media space at the crossroads of finance, strategy and operations. Prior to CMG, Smith co-founded Videa, a media technology start-up, where he was SVP of Revenue and Operations. His experience also includes stints as CFO for Four Points Media Group and VP of Finance for NBC Universal.

During his time at CMG, Smith and his teams have successfully streamlined financial operations by focusing on the fundamentals of the business and automating where possible. That includes increasing advertising and retransmission revenue and implementing focused cost management strategies that have allowed CMG to reinvest in the business.

“We have a great team at CMG, one that’s bonded by our commitment to creating value and generating revenue while helping our customers grow their businesses,” Smith said. “Local media is special because of the positive impact we have on the communities and businesses we serve. To consistently do that requires collective dedication and partnerships across CMG to align vision with strategy and execution to ultimately exceed our business goals.”

Smith, a native New Yorker, lives on Long Island with his wife and 3 children. He’s active in his community, including running a not-for-profit baseball program for nearly 500 kids in his local community. He has an Economics degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

About Cox Media Group:

CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 50 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 10 markets; a Washington, D.C., news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit www.coxmediagroup.com.

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