Cox Enterprises

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Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Industry Mass media
Founded 1898 in Dayton, Ohio
Founder James M. Cox
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Area served
United States
Key people
Jim Kennedy, Chairman
John Dyer, President and CEO
Products Cable networks, TV stations, radio, newspapers, printing, telecommunications, advertising, online properties
Revenue Increase US$ 15.3 billion (2012)[1]
Owner Cox family 98% (Anne Cox Chambers, James C. Kennedy, Blair Parry-Okeden)[1]
Number of employees
50,000 (2012)[1]
Subsidiaries Cox Communications, Cox Media Group, Cox Automotive
Cox Headquarters' "Central Park" in Atlanta, Georgia includes the company's buildings and leased spaces.

Cox Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held media conglomerate based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The company is currently headed by the daughter of founder James Cox, Anne Cox Chambers, and the two children of her late sister Barbara Cox. Its chairman is Barbara Cox's son, James C. Kennedy.

The company owns newspapers, television stations, radio stations, Cox Communications, Manheim Auctions, Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Valpak.


The company was founded in Dayton, Ohio by James M. Cox, purchased the Dayton Daily News in 1898. Cox later became the Democratic candidate for the president of the United States in the presidential election of 1920, running unsuccessfully on a ticket that included Franklin D. Roosevelt as the vice-presidential candidate.

Major subsidiaries[edit]

Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company.

Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group operates broadcast television and radio stations, runs metro newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and has more than 100 digital services. Cox Media Group owns and operates and Valpak.

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive is a provider of vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for automotive dealers and consumers. Cox Automotive includes Manheim, Dealer-Auction Ltd, Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, NextGear Capital, and a host of global businesses and brands serving auto dealers, manufacturers and financial institutions.


  1. ^ a b c "Cox Enterprises Inc. Financial Statements". Institute of Media and Communications Policy. September 17, 2012. 

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