Alex Taylor is Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Cox Communications Inc. He is responsible for overseeing operations of all of Cox’s cable systems, serving six million customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New England, Oklahoma, Omaha and Virginia.
Most recently, Taylor was the executive vice president of Cox Media Group (CMG). CMG operates 15 broadcast television stations; 86 radio stations; eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, more than 100 digital services and Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates ValPak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America.
Prior to CMG, Taylor was the Publisher of The Palm Beach Post and President of Palm Beach Newspapers Inc., which published The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, La Palma, Florida Pennysaver and numerous other associated titles and websites.
Previously, Taylor was the Publisher of the Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colorado. He has been with Cox Enterprises for many years, starting out as a junior reporter in Colorado. He later became an editor, an advertising sales executive and Vice President and Business Manager of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Cox Enterprises, Cox Communication’s parent company, began in Dayton in 1898 when Taylor’s great grandfather James M. Cox purchased the Daily Evening (now Daily) News. Cox served three terms as Governor of his native state of Ohio from 1913-1919, and in 1920 he was the Democratic nominee for U.S. President with a young Franklin D. Roosevelt as his running mate.
Taylor is a passionate pilot and fly fisherman, once publishing a book entitled “The Longest Cast.” He and his wife Greer live in Atlanta.