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Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Industry Telecommunications,Automotive, Mass media
Founded 1898 in Dayton, Ohio
Founder James M. Cox
Headquarters US
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 US$ 17.1 billion
Owner Cox family 98% (Anne Cox Chambers, James C. Kennedy, Blair Parry-Okeden)[1]
Number of employees
Subsidiaries Cox Communications
Cox Media Group
Cox Automotive
Website .com.coxenterpriseswww
Cox Headquarters' "Central Park" in . Cox is also a leading communications and automotive services company. Cox Enterprises 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. Three generations of Cox family members serve on the company's board of directors [2] The family and company were highlighted in a 2015 Forbes article called "This Billionaire Knows the Secret to Saving a Family Business" [3]

The company owns newspapers, dealertrack, television stations, radio stations, Cox Communications, Manheim Auctions, Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Valpak.[4]

The company gave more than $92 million in community support in 2014 through cash and in-kind contributions.[5]


  • History 1
  • Major subsidiaries 2
    • Cox Communications 2.1
    • Cox Media Group 2.2
    • Cox Automotive 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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

Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company. The company also provides home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions.

Cox Communications formed an alliance with the Cleveland Clinic to take Healthcare to the home in February 2015. The company has also been deploying residential gigabit internet service

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 Media Group is also involved in automated and programmatic sales through Videa.

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, HomeNet Automotive,[6] NextGear Capital, X-time, and a host of global businesses and brands serving auto dealers, manufacturers and financial institutions.

In June 2015, Cox Automotive announced the biggest vendor acquisition in the history of auto retailing by agreeing to pay $4 billion in cash for dealer software giant Dealertrack Technologies Inc.[7] The acquisition closed in October 2015.[8]


  1. ^ "Cox Enterprises Inc. Financial Statements". Institute of Media and Communications Policy. September 17, 2012. 
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External links

  • Official website
  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

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