ANA MARIE COX JOINS AIR AMERICA
Air America’s First D.C.-Based Correspondent to Contribute
On-Air and Online Content
NEW YORK -- Air America Media (www.airamerica.com) has hired Ana Marie Cox as its first Washington, D.C.-based national correspondent, travelling the country to profile people and stories illustrating life in America. She will contribute text, video and audio content to airamerica.com, as well as to a weekly program to air on Air America’s radio network. Cox will debut on Air America on Monday, January 19 to report from the nation’s capital for Air America’s Inauguration coverage.
“We’re thrilled to have Ana Marie’s unique voice join the Air America chorus,” said Bill Hess, senior vice president of programming for Air America. “Her curiosity about the issues facing Americans and how they deal with these issues on a daily basis promises to serve as the foundation for lively reports and commentaries from the capital and from the Main Streets of America”.
“Ana Marie’s presence on Air America is a significant step in the continued growth of Air America Media,” added Bennett Zier, Air America’s chief executive officer.
Cox gained notoriety as the founding editor of the political blog, Wonkette. After leaving in 2006, she was named Washington editor of Time.com. Prior, she served on the editorial staffs of Suck.com, Mother Jones and Radar. She is currently writing for “The Daily Beast.” Cox also published her first novel in 2006, “Dog Days.”
About Air America Media
Air America Media runs a national progressive talk radio network and web business, representing a smart, independent political voice with a sense of humor. The network can be heard nationwide on 60 affiliates as well as on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and streamed on the Internet at www.airamerica.com.
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