In Cox Media Group’s first major interview since being taken over by Apollo Global Management, Executive Chairman Steve Pruett explains the selection of Dan York as its new CEO, the need for more FCC deregulation and the industry’s critical failure to come together on key issues like automated buying.
Michael Depp and Harry Jessell discuss Cox’s appointment of Dan York as Cox’s new chief and Jessell’s forthcoming interview with Cox Executive Chairman Steve Pruett. They also tackle the president’s executive order threatening to take away immunity from social platforms if they tag content or go too far in regulating it.
Steve Pruett, CMG executive chairman, will serve as the interim CEO until a permanent chief executive officer is appointed and Guthrie will work with Pruett “on an orderly transition.”
Sinclair’ EVP Steve Pruett used an NAB panel on Wednesday to lay out a loosely defined vision for a nationally distributed Sinclair news platform.
The former CEO of Communications Corp. of America will focus on buying stations in small markets. He’s expected to remain as chairman of the Fox affiliates board.
Steve Pruett, CEO of the CCA station group and chairman of the Fox affiliate board, says the network’s plan to program Saturday nights this fall with live sports is another demonstration of its desire to excel. “Fox is not throwing any night away.”