Cox Names Funke Jacksonville Sales Director

Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Bill Funke as its new director of sales Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 50), effective April 29. In this role, Funke will oversee all traditional and digital sales activities for WAWS (Fox) and WTEV (CBS).

Before joining CMG Jacksonville TV, Funke was most recently general sales manager for CMG’s WFTV and in Orlando. Funke began his career in television sales in the early 1990s as a national rep with Petry in New York. He then joined Cox as an account executive with TeleRep in 1995 where he worked with WFTV, along with other strong TV news and revenue leaders including WSB Atlanta, WFAA Dallas, KHOU Houston and WTTG Washington.

He joined WFTV in 1998 as national sales manager and was promoted to local sales manager in 2002.

Funke holds a B.A. in economics from St. Lawrence University in New York.

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Susan Wenz says:

April 25, 2013 at 10:34 pm

WJXT will makee you think twice about that move. Good luck.