CPB Gets New Chief

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has tapped Kathleen Cox for president and chief executive officer, effective July 1. She will succeed Robert Coonrod, who has served in that role for seven years.

Cox joined CPB in June 1997. She is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the private, nonprofit corporation that oversees the federal contribution to public radio and TV.

Cox is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and a masters in public policy from Georgetown University. She has held positions at CPB as associate general counsel, general counsel and senior vice president for policy and corporate secretary.

After stepping down as president in July, Coonrod will remain with CPB until October to ensure a smooth transition.