Donna Hall Named Publisher of The AJC
Cox Enterprises Inc. named Donna B. Hall publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC).
Donna — a veteran media executive with more than 30 years of experience with Cox Enterprises’ radio, tv and newspaper brands — is uniquely qualified to steer the 150-year-old flagship publication into a prosperous digital future.
Donna’s most recent role of VP of Marketing, Radio and Newspaper Operations for Cox Media Group Atlanta included running the AJC, which reaches more than 2.3 million people each month across its print and digital products.
“She has deep experience as an operator and senior executive for Cox, and this is another significant step in her extraordinary career. I trust her as much as anyone I know to do the right thing for our hometown paper,” said Alex Taylor, president and CEO, Cox Enterprises.
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She’s also served as vice president and market manager for CMG Atlanta and Athens radio stations since 2014. In Dayton, Ohio she was the sr. vice president of Marketing and Client Solutions when the company integrated its radio, TV and newspaper operations in 2010. A recognized industry leader, Donna will be inducted into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame later this year and has been named one of Radio’s Most Influential Women by Radio Ink magazine numerous times.
“This is an important day for all of us who care so much about the AJC and the essential role our in-depth journalism plays in the community,” Donna said. “The return of a publisher role will bring focus to how we can financially sustain the AJC’s important mission and public service to build a better metro Atlanta and Georgia for the next generation.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will remain with Cox Enterprises following regulatory approval of the sale of other Cox Media Group properties to Apollo Global Management, LLC. Donna Hall will report to Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz, and Donna and the AJC will receive all administrative support from CEI.
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