New ND Named in Memphis

Cox has named Patti McGettigan as its new News Director for WHBQ in Memphis. 

“I am thrilled to have someone of Patti’s caliber join the WHBQ team,” said CMG Memphis VP and General Manager Paul Briggs. “Patti is a proven leader and has a strong commitment to delivering an outstanding news product on all platforms. She and her team will grow WHBQ’s local news coverage and ensure that we are serving the Memphis community with the very best news product possible.”   

McGettigan spent 14 years in leadership roles at LinMedia's WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich., including nearly 10 years as News Director. She also worked three years at Lin's WISH as News Director.

“I believe strongly in the values and vision of Cox Media Group and am looking forward to joining the team at FOX 13 in Memphis,” said McGettigan. “We hope to focus on the growth and development of our local news commitment while seeking to serve the community in areas underserved in the past.”