Board of Advisers

The Cox Institute is engaged with a variety of partners and collaborators. We appreciate the support we receive from everyone involved with our work. We also want to recognize the special contributions of the following industry and academic professionals who serve as advisers to our programs.


Bob Sullivan

Bob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and the author of five books, including  New York Times Best-Sellers, Gotcha Capitalism  and  Stop Getting Ripped Off!   He has won a Peabody Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award, and the Consumer Federation of America Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award. He spent nearly two decades working at and NBC News, and he still appears on TODAY, NBC Nightly News, and CNBC.  He is also co-host of the podcast / audio documentary “Breach“, which examines history’s biggest hacking stories, and co-host of the weekly podcast “So, Bob,” which tackles stories about the unintended consequences of technology. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a degrees in history and mathematics from Fairfield University.



Brittany L Adams-Pope, PhD
Public Service Faculty, UGA
J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development

Nick Chiles
Cox Institute Industry Fellow, 2020
Grady Journalism Writing Lab

Ken Foskett
Senior Editor, Investigations
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Marilyn Geewax
Cox Institute Industry Fellow, 2018
NPR, retired

Amy Glennon
Cox Institute Industry Fellow, 2019
Formerly with Cox Media Group

Richard T. Griffiths
Cox Institute Industry Fellow, 2017
Georgia First Amendment Foundation
CNN, retired

Louis Gump
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Cox Media

Beth Hunt
Director of Editorial Recruiting and Development
American City Business Journals



Polina Marinova
Editor, The Term Sheet
Fortune Magazine

Joanna Ossinger
Markets Editor
Bloomberg News

John Reetz
Media Solutions Partners

Blake Sabatinelli

Mizell Stewart III
Senior Director, Talent, Partnerships and News Strategy

Kendall Trammell
CNN Digital

Butch Ward
Senior Faculty
Poynter Institute