Kathy Payne

Kathy Payne

Kathy Payne

Media High School Tennis Champion and Team Captain

Kathy Payne is Vice President, Content Acquisition for Cox Communications, Inc. She is actively involved in the company’s deployment of video-on-demand, high-definition, mobile, broadband and other advanced video services.

 Payne joined Cox in 1993 as Attorney. She was later promoted to Senior Counsel and Assistant General Counsel before joining the Cox Content Acquisition department in 2001.  A graduate of Duke University, Payne holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy studies, magna cum laude, and a J.D., with honors, from Duke University School of Law.

Payne currently is Chair of the Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) national board and has served on the board since 2006.  From 2006 through 2010, Kathy has been recognized multiple times by CableWorld as one of the “100 Most Powerful Women in Cable”. In March of 2009, she was selected as a “Wonder Woman” by Multichannel News. She is married to David Payne, Chief Digital Officer for Gannett, and they have two daughters, Kendall (17) and Halle (15).