Cox Media Group announced the appointment of a new executive vice president, plucking a longtime station GM for the corporate position, B&C reported.
Veteran WSB-TV Atlanta Vice President and General Manager Bill Hoffman moves to corporate, where he will oversee various radio, television and newspaper operations. His job at WSB will be taken over by Tim McVay, vice president and general manager at Cox’s KTVU-TV Oakland.
Hoffman is also the current chairman of the ABC affiliates board.
Said Doug Franklin, Cox Media Group president: "Bill is a broadcast industry veteran, whose proven leadership abilities will help CMG continue to perform at the top of its game. He is well respected in many industry circles, and I’m delighted that we can tap into his talents to drive our future success."
McVay begins his new job as VP and GM at WSB on July 7. He will report to Cox Media Group exec VP Alex Taylor. Hoffman will be CMG’s third executive VP, along with Taylor and Neil Johnston. Johnston is also chief financial officer.
According to the B&C piece: “Hoffman handles the role of ‘champion’ for Cox television, working closely with each of the Cox-owned TV stations to ‘share and reinforce best practices in operations,’ said Cox in a statement. He also oversees syndicated TV and Cox’s Washington TV Bureau, among other group roles.”