New leadership has been announced at Cox Media Group with industry veteran Paul Briggs taking the helm as vice president and general manager of Orlando TV.
In this role, Briggs will provide strategic leadership and oversight for all station departments and functions, including news, sales, marketing, production, programming, community affairs and more for WFTV and WRDQ. He brings over 20 years of broadcast experience to the company, including roles in Charlotte, Memphis, and Atlanta. Most recently, he served as the VP of content and broadcast operations for CMG Atlanta, overseeing the market’s TV, radio and newspaper brands.
“I am excited to be a part of Cox Media Group’s growth in the Orlando broadcast market and to lead an extraordinary team that is dedicated to providing outstanding news, information, and entertainment to our viewers and tremendous results for our clients,” Briggs shared.
“Paul is an outstanding broadcaster with a reputation for delivering top-quality journalism and leading award-winning teams. Under Paul’s leadership, I am confident that WFTV and WRDQ will continue to set the editorial agenda for Central Florida and deliver results for our clients with our on-air and digital portfolio,” said Paul Curran, market vice president for CMG.
Jason Meder will continue on as vice president and general manager of Orlando Radio. He was first hired at the company in 2002, serving as the director of sales in Tampa before assuming the role as general manager in Orlando in 2018. “The CMG Orlando radio team is a talent-rich group that I am fortunate to get to work with every single day. I am confident that our continued partnership with TV will yield even greater results as we forge ahead,” Meder stated.
“Jason is an inspiring leader with a true passion for driving results and developing his people. Throughout his tenure, he’s increased ratings and revenue for our seven-station cluster, revamped operations and successfully created a work environment where our talented people can continue to grow,” says Bill Hendrich, executive vice president for CMG.”