Donna B. Hall, publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will retire in April

Hall has had many successful contributions during her tenure as publisher, including leading the growth of digital-only subscriptions, increasing advertising revenue, developing additional news platforms, and fostering even closer ties between newspapers and the community. Cox Enterprises will announce leadership plans for the organization in the coming weeks.

“We all appreciate the work Donna has done for Cox Newspapers over the past three years,” said Sandy Schwartz, CEO of the Cox Family Office, which also oversees the company’s newspapers in Atlanta and Ohio. “Donna came on and did a great job moving AJC from Cox Media Group and turning it into an independent operation. Most importantly, we are grateful for her many contributions over her 35 years with Cox. We celebrate his wonderful career and I wish him the best for the future.”

Prior to becoming a publisher, Hall was vice president of marketing, radio and newspaper operations for Cox Media Group (CMG). Previously, she was vice president and market manager for Cox’s Atlanta Radio Stations. She also served as vice president of sales for Cox Media and senior vice president of marketing and audience development for CMG. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

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