The broadcast group moves him from the GSM slot at WSOC Charlotte, N.C., to be VP-GM of the Memphis Fox affil.
Cox Media Group Memphis today named Paul Briggs, an 18-year CMG veteran, as the new vice president and general manager of Fox affiliate WHBQ Memphis (DMA 50), effective immediately.
Cox acquired the station in October and Briggs succeeds John Koski as VP-GM.
“We are thrilled that we can tap such phenomenal internal talent like Paul for this important leadership position at one of our newest TV brands,” said CMG’s EVP of Television Jane Williams. “Paul will play a pivotal role in leading the professionals at WHBQ-TV and to continue informing, inspiring, entertaining and improving the Memphis community.”
Before being named general manager, Briggs was the GSM at WSOC Charlotte, N.C. He also was GSM at Charlotte’s WAXN and account executive at WSOC.
Briggs started his broadcast career in Rochester, N.Y., working as an account executive in radio at WCMF and in television at WROC.