President, Cox Media Group
Kim Guthrie is president of Cox Media Group (CMG), an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. As president, she oversees all content, sales and operations for 14 broadcast television stations; more than 60 radio stations; six daily newspapers, 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like DawgNation, SEC Country, and Diehards. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa.
Previously, she 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. Her stations have won multiple honors for programming excellence and outstanding community service including several Marconi awards, Edward R. Murrow awards, Crystal Awards, New York Air Awards and Gracie Awards.
She was elected to serve on the board of directors for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Television Advertising Bureau (TVB) and she previously served on the Executive Board for the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB). She is also on the board of directors for the Metropolitan College of New York. She is a multiyear 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 has held board member positions with the New York Association of Radio Stations (NYMRAD) and the NY Red Cross. She also helps teach broadcast communications courses at area colleges and has been a mentor in multiple mentorship programs in the media industry. In 2016, she was named as one of the “Women Who Lead” by the Alliance for Women in Media.
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 live in Atlanta and have three daughters.