Gregory Pierre Cox named vice president of development for 89.3 KPCC/Southern California Public Radio

For immediate release on June 29, 2011

(Pasadena, California) – 89.3 KPCC/Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) announced today it has hired Gregory Pierre Cox as vice president of development effective August 15, 2011.

Cox will report to SCPR’s president, Bill Davis, and lead SCPR’s membership, major individual giving, institutional and foundation giving, and planned giving teams. Prior to joining SCPR, Cox was vice president of advancement at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, where he led fundraising programs for the university and its nine independent schools.

SCPR president Bill Davis said, “We are delighted to have someone with Gregory’s experience and proven leadership ability join Southern California Public Radio at this critical time in our institution’s growth. It’s been a year since we moved into our new headquarters at the Mohn Broadcast Center and Crawford Family Forum, and we’ve just launched a $24 million fundraising initiative to transform SCPR from a collection of public radio stations into a public media institution that provides high quality journalism across a range of platforms.”

The new initiative will expand and integrate SCPR’s award-winning coverage on three platforms: broadcast, digital, and live events. The editorial staff will be expanded, and they will deepen local coverage in 12 key subject areas, including public education, the environment, business and economy, politics, crime and public safety, and arts and popular culture. The initiative also includes significant expansion of capacity for breaking news coverage and investigative reporting.

“Gregory’s success in strategic planning, producing results and team-building will make him a great addition to our staff,” Davis added.

In addition to his most recent position at the Claremont Graduate University, Cox served in a number of senior level development positions including executive director of major gifts and regional development at California State University, Long Beach, senior director of development at the College of the Arts and director of development at the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of University of New Orleans.

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About 89.3 KPCC and Southern California Public Radio

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley as well as a growing number of digital services. SCPR reaches nearly 600,000 listeners every week, making it the most listened-to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California. SCPR serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR content available anywhere in the region. SCPR's flagship station, KPCC, has earned more than 275 journalistic honors since 1999 including 21 LA Press Club Awards for broadcast, digital and social media news in June 2011. SCPR features signature public radio programs from American Public Media, the BBC and PRI (Public Radio International). Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.kpcc.org.