President, Cox Media Group
Kim Guthrie is president of Cox Media Group (CMG), an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., based in Atlanta, GA. As president, she oversees all content, sales and operations for 14 broadcast television stations; more than 60 radio stations; two daily newspapers; and more than 100 digital sites and services. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps — the country’s biggest television rep firm — Gamut, and Videa.
Previously, Guthrie was executive vice president of national ad platforms and president of CoxReps, based in New York City, where she also had oversight of Gamut and Videa. Prior to that role, Guthrie was executive vice president of radio where she was responsible for all programming, operations and sales for CMG’s radio division.
During her Cox Media Group career, Guthrie has held the titles of senior VP and group VP for CMG, overseeing multiple Cox television and radio properties. Guthrie first joined Cox in 1998 as VP/general manager for its Long Island, New York, cluster of radio stations. Under her leadership, CMG has won multiple honors for programming excellence and outstanding community service, including several American Advertising Federation awards, Crystal awards, Edward R. Murrow awards, Emmy awards, Gracie awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors awards, Marconi awards, New York Air awards, Online News Association awards, Scripps Howard awards, Society of Professional Journalism awards, Telly awards, in addition to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its "Doctors and Sex Abuse" project.
Guthrie serves on the executive board of directors for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). She is also on the board of directors for the Broadcasters Foundation of America and the Metropolitan College of New York. She is a multi-year honoree as Radio Ink magazine’s “Most Powerful People in Radio” and “Most Influential Women in Radio.” She also was named “Woman of Distinction” by the March of Dimes and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Guthrie started her career as a journalist, having spent several years as a television news reporter and anchor, and she holds a degree in journalism from Iowa State University. She and her husband Todd have three daughters.