Based in Atlanta in Georgia, Cox Enterprises is a private company that houses a number of subsidiaries. It is considered to be one of the leading companies in the field of communication and automotive. It also owns newspapers, TV stations, Cox Communication, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim Auctions, Radio Stations, Savings.com, Valpak and Autotrader. Headed by the daughter of the founder, the board of the company boasts of consisting of members of four different generations of the family.
Cox Enterprises was found in the year 1898 by James M. Cox, who was also the owner of the newspaper Dayton Daily News. It was after buying this newspaper that he came up with the idea of establishing his own company to explore newer horizon. After his death, the company was taken over by his two daughters Barbara Cox and Anne Cox Chambers. After Barbara Cox’s demise, her children joined the company to manage it. Presently her children along with their aunt, Anne Cox Chambers head the company. Barbara’s son James C. Kennedy is the present chairman of the company. John Dyer is the President and CEO of the enterprise.