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Cox Enterprises
Type Private
Founded 1898 in Dayton, Ohio
Founder(s) James Middleton Cox
Headquarters Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA
Key people James C. Kennedy (chair)
Industry Media
Services Broadcast Stations, Cable, Newspaper
Owner(s) Anne Cox Chambers, James C. Kennedy, Blair Parry-Okedon
Subsidiaries Cox Communications, Cox Radio, Cox Television, Cox Target Media,, Manheim Auctions, Cox Search
Website Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded in Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. He was the Democratic candidate for the President of the United States in the election of 1920. The company is private, 98 percent controlled by the octogenarian daughter of Cox, Anne Cox Chambers, and the two children of her late sister Barbara Cox Anthony. The chairman is Anthony's son, James C. Kennedy.

The company, now headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia,[1][2] continues to publish the Dayton Daily News, along with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and fifteen other daily newspapers. It also publishes thirty non-daily papers, including The Western Star, Ohio's oldest weekly newspaper. The company owns fifteen television stations, 81 radio stations, and a large cable television enterprise including the Travel Channel.



  • Cox Communications: cable television, digital telephone, high-speed internet
    • Travel Channel Media: cable channel
  • Cox Radio: radio stations
  • Cox Television: television stations
  • Cox Target Media: newspapers, Valpak Direct Mail
  • AutoMart.Com: Dealer only Advertising Website
  • auto classifieds
  • Manheim Auctions: used car dealer auctions
  • Cox Search ( business and services directory
  • Adify: internet advertising technology platform company

Cox once owned Rysher Entertainment, best known for distributing Saved by the Bell. Rysher is currently owned by 2929 Entertainment, with distribution rights to most of its library resting with CBS.

Cox Target Media

  • Valpak Direct Marketing Systems

Daily Newspapers

Weekly Newspapers

Television stations

Cox Television logo

There are fifteen television stations in the Cox Television division.

  • Note: ** -- indicates a station built and signed on by Cox.
DMA# City of license/Market Station Channel
Owned since Affiliation
6. Oakland - San Francisco - San Jose KTVU 2 / 56 1964 Fox
KICU-TV 36 / 52 2000 Independent
8. Atlanta WSB-TV ** 2 / 39 1948 ABC
13. Seattle - Tacoma KIRO-TV 7 / 39 1997 CBS
19. Orlando - Daytona Beach WFTV 9 / 39 1985 ABC
WRDQ ** 27 / 14 2000 Independent
23. Pittsburgh WPXI 11 / 48 1964 NBC
24. Charlotte WSOC-TV 9 / 34 1959 ABC
WAXN-TV 64 / 50 2000 Independent
65. Dayton, Ohio WHIO-TV ** 7 / 41 1949 CBS
98. El Paso, Texas KFOX-TV 14 / 15 1996 Fox
101. Johnstown - Altoona, PA WJAC-TV 6 / 34 2000 NBC
108. Reno, Nevada KRXI 11 / 41 1995 Fox
159. Steubenville, OH - Wheeling, W.V. WTOV-TV 9 / 57 2000 NBC

1 Through a local marketing agreement, KRXI in Reno operates co-located, MyNetworkTV-affiliated KAME-TV (channel 21), owned by Ellis Communications.

Radio Stations

Cox owns and operates 86 radio stations, including:


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