The President of Cox Media Group has been singled out for his career accomplishments and will be the the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
Bill Hoffman will receive the prestigious award during the Golden Mike Award dinner set for February 27, 2017, at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
The Golden Mike Award gala is a major fundraising event in support of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, a nonprofit organization that helps broadcasters in need.
In his role at Cox Media, Hoffman leads the integrated broadcasting, publishing, and digital media subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, comprised of 14 television stations, more than 60 radio stations, 6 daily newspapers, and over a dozen non-daily publications.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Broadcasters Foundation of America,” Hoffman said. “I have always been proud of our industry for the generous donations from individual broadcasters, stations, and groups across the country. It is only with that kind of support that the Broadcasters Foundation can continue to help those in our business who need it most.”
Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, added, “As a member of our board for several years, Bill has helped us advance our mission of helping every broadcaster who qualifies for help. Bill is a respected leader in broadcasting, and we are proud to recognize his accomplishments at Cox and his contributions to our industry.”
Hoffman began his career at Cox in 1979 as an account executive with TeleRep in Detroit, now a division of CoxReps, moved into local radio and TV station and sales management in various markets across the country, and was then promoted to EVP/Broadcast before ascending to the presidency of the entire media group.
The two previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are Dick Clark and Charles Osgood.