Cox Media Group/Atlanta To Launch Georgia News Service
October 4, 2012 at 10:50 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP plans to launch a new statewide news service for GEORGIA, the company announced TODAY (10/4). The GEORGIA NEWS SERVICE will be based at Talk WSB-A-WSBB/ATLANTA and will include resources from WSB, sister ABC affiliate WSB-TV, and the co-owned ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION.
SCOTT SMITH will head up the new operation, which plans to be fully operational by JANUARY 1st. CLEAR CHANNEL's GEORGIA NEWS NETWORK, based at the now-defunct Talk WGST-A/ATLANTA (now Spanish Sports ESPN DEPORTES ATLANTA), is reportedly closing at the end of the year; the new COX operation would fill the void left by GNN's demise.
“The COX name has long been synonymous with excellent news coverage throughout the state of GEORGIA,” said COX MEDIA GROUP ATLANTA VP/GM BEN REED. “This gives us the opportunity to bring our experience and assets together in order to provide a high-quality news service to outlets across the state of GEORGIA.”
“We believe the GEORGIA NEWS SERVICE will very quickly become an invaluable audio, visual, and digital resource for news outlets across the state,” added REED. “We look forward to providing them with the high-caliber news coverage that has become a COX tradition.”
Reach SMITH at (404) 253-2134 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.