He succeeds his father as president-COO of Capitol Broadcasting Co. Goodmon Sr. remain the company’s CEO and chairman.
Capitol Broadcasting Co. announced Thursday that James F. (Jimmy) Goodmon Jr. has been named president and chief operating officer, effective Sept. 4. Goodmon succeeds his father, James F. Goodmon (Jim), who has served as president of the Raleigh, N.C.-based communications company since 1975. Jim Goodmon will remain CBC’s CEO and chairman of the board.
“Jimmy brings the necessary background and experience to this position. He will continue this Company’s commitment to the communities we serve, our customers, and the employees of CBC. I could not feel better about our future,” says Jim Goodmon.
“Capitol Broadcasting has always been a part of my life and my family’s life. As I have grown through the ranks of this amazing company, I have been blessed to have worked alongside some of the best in the business. It is a great honor and truly humbling to be asked to lead this company and its amazing people in the years to come,” he says.
In his new role, Goodmon Jr. assumes operational responsibility for all Capitol Broadcasting Co. divisions. He is a life-long CBCer who has spent the last 25 years working in various roles at multiple CBC entities. Starting as a 16-year old camera operator for WRAL Raleigh’s morning news, his career path has spanned promotions, programming, operations and radio and television sales.
In 2005, he launched CBC New Media Group, and has served as its vice president and general manager since. In that role, Goodmon innovated digital media, making WRAL.com, Capitol’s flagship website, one of the country’s most dominant online media outlets along with developing the company’s multicast digital television channels and over-the-top (OTT) distribution.
In addition to his digital initiatives, Jimmy Goodmon oversees the operations of WRAL-FM (MIX 101.5) and Microspace Communications, both in Raleigh. He also serves as VP-GM of Sunrise Broadcasting, a five-station radio group, and WILM-TV, both in Wilmington, N.C.
Goodmon Jr. has also overseen strategic acquisitions, investments, start-up projects and major negotiations for CBC. Last year he negotiated WRAL’s network affiliation change as the station aligned with NBC. He has also served as CBC’s chief negotiator in carriage negotiations with cable and satellite providers.
Along with his father and brother Michael, Jimmy is a member of Capitol Broadcasting’s board of directors and serves on the company’s executive committee. He is active in the community, serving on numerous boards, including the Salvation Army of Wake County and the National Salvation Army, UNC Rex Leadership Council, Duke Raleigh Hospital, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Wake Health Services, the Achievement School, and the AJ Fletcher Foundation. He is chair-elect of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee.
Jimmy Goodmon is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and earned his MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.