Kim Guthrie served as the first Chief Executive Officer of the new Cox Media Group (“CMG”) a multi-platform, integrated broadcasting and digital media group which includes over 90 broadcast television and radio stations. Kim was named President of CMG in 2016 under Cox ownership and added the CEO title when CMG was acquired by Apollo Global Capital Management as well as the TV stations of Northwest Broadcasting – to form the new Cox Media Group.
Kim has been a leader with Cox Media Group since 1998, when she joined the company as VP/General Manager for its New York radio station group. She was promoted to RVP, GVP, SVP and went on to serve as EVP of the entire Radio group, taking on P&L responsibility and all aspects of programming, operations and sales for CMG’s radio division. Prior to being named CMG President, Kim served as Executive Vice President of CMG’s National Ad Platforms where she held the role of President at CoxReps, overseeing the country’s biggest television rep firm and Gamut, a multi-platform advertising business.
Under Kim’s leadership, CMG has won multiple honors for programming excellence and outstanding community service, including several American Advertising Federation awards, Crystal awards, Dupont awards, Edward R. Murrow national and regional 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 and Telly awards. In addition, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was a Pulitzer Prize finalist while under Guthrie’s supervision.
In 2020, Kim was awarded the 2020 Leadership Award by the Broadcasters Foundation of America – recognizing her career contributions to the broadcast industry. 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, “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the “Trailblazer Award” by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio group (MIW) and was awarded the “Women Who Lead” honor by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM).
Kim began her career as a television news reporter and news anchor and holds a degree in journalism.