Tim Coco, our Master of Ceremonies, first entered communications in 1978 as an intern at WHAV AM and FM in Haverhill and within a few months landed a job there in the news department. He would remain in news throughout the 1980s – serving as City Hall reporter for the then-daily Haverhill Gazette, the regional reporter for the Daily News of Newburyport, and editor of an environmental trade publication based in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was later tapped to create the communications department for Ogden Corporation, Fairfield, New Jersey.
He founded COCO+CO., an advertising agency, in 1991. In 2004, coming full circle, Coco acquired the WHAV name and founded Public Media of New England Inc. Today, the non-profit corporation operates 97.9 WHAV FM, the only Haverhill-based news source.
Coco is also a commissioner of the Haverhill License Commission, past president of the Trustees of the John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead, and a commissioner of the Essex National Heritage Commission.
Coco holds an associate degree from Northern Essex Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Lesley University School of Management.