Ann Hailer Tapped As President Of CoxReps

Cox Media Group’s TV rep firm promotes her from chief operating officer to oversee operations.

Broadcast television advertising rep firm CoxReps today appointed Ann Hailer president, effective immediately. Since 2019, she has been chief operating officer.

“Ann exemplifies the leadership, collaboration and resilience that are the hallmarks of our culture at CoxReps,” said Steve Pruett, executive chairman of parent Cox Media Group. “She is a respected, passionate and committed leader who is laser focused on bring the best out of her people to deliver exemplary customer service and outperform the competition. Over the years, Ann has played a critical role in positioning CoxReps for success by embracing disruption and championing innovation. I am excited to see how the future unfolds under her leadership.”

A media industry veteran, Hailer has spent most of her career with CMG, serving in various sales, management, and key leadership roles with increasing responsibility throughout her tenure. In her most recent role as CoxReps’ COO, she leveraged her 25 years of media experience to steer operations and procedures across sales, analytics, technology and business development. Prior to serving as COO, she was senior vice president and director of sales.

Hailer’s longevity with CoxReps is bolstered by her belief that no matter the role, there is always an opportunity to be a both a mentor and pupil. As such, Hailer served as the chair of CMG’s Diversity & Inclusion advisory council from 2016 to 2019 and is an active member of CMG’s Executive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. She also sits on TVB’s Executive Board of Directors and has been a member of the Detroit AdCraft group since 1993.

“My journey at CoxReps continues to evolve and this is the exciting beginning of a new chapter,” Hailer said. “The media industry is more diverse and competitive than ever and I’m incredibly honored to take on this role and lead the amazing CoxReps team during such an extraordinary time. I look forward to further strengthening our business, driving success for our premiere station group clients, and providing the most advanced solutions to agencies and advertisers in the local media space.”

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