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Home » Annapolis and Baltimore Media Updates: Barbara Smith-Cox & Richard Fox Have Died

Annapolis and Baltimore Media Updates: Barbara Smith-Cox & Richard Fox Have Died

by | Nov 18, 2014

The Annapolis and Baltimore media community is mourning the loss of Barbara Smith-Cox, the news director at WNAV radio. She died of natural causes on Nov. 14 at age 55. She had fought and won a battle against breast cancer and emceed a forum on cancer survival the night before she died. The previous Sunday, she completed in the Across the Bay 10K race across the Bay Bridge.

Richard Fox, the first publisher of the Baltimore Business Journal, died of cancer on Nov. 4 at age 67. He served as publisher from 1983 until 1987. A memorial service is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. At St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City.

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Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy based in Baltimore. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Baltimore regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

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