This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Gray Television Announces Retirement Of Regional Vice President And Names Five New General Managers

ATLANTA, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Gray Television, Inc. ("Gray," "we," "us" or "our") (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) today announced several management changes at its television stations. 

Gray announced the long-planned retirement of industry leader Don Ray after more than 40 years in the broadcast industry.  Don has served as a Regional Vice President since 2005 and as the General Manager of WSAZ-TV in Charleston/ Huntington, West Virginia, since 1989.  Under several different ownerships, including Lee Enterprises and Emmis Communications, Don worked his way up through the sales ranks at WSAZ-TV, starting as an Account Executive in 1973.  He has held both National Sales Manager and General Sales Manager positions there.  During his tenure, Don was named Director of Sales for Lee in 1999 and served as interim General Manager of WFTX in Fort Myers in 2005 for Emmis.

Gray Television President and CEO Hilton Howell said, "We will miss Don's first-rate leadership of one of our dominant flagship stations, as well as his stewardship of his entire region.  Don is a true broadcaster in the finest sense, committed to serving each community he touched."

On August 1, Matt Jaquint will fill the General Manager position at WSAZ-TV.  Don and Matt have been working closely on a smooth transition of leadership at the station since the spring, and Mr. Ray has agreed to remain with Gray Television for an additional period to complete that transition effort.

Matt Jaquint was most recently the General Manager at Newport Television's KTVX and KUCW in Salt Lake City, Utah, but he is familiar with both WSAZ and Gray Television.  Matt led sales as General Sales Manager for WSAZ from 2002 to 2005, and he was General Manager of Gray's WNDU in South Bend, Indiana, from 2006 until 2008.  He has also worked in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and El Paso, Texas markets. 

In addition, Gray announced new leadership at those television stations whose managers were promoted earlier this week to corporate positions.  In each case, Gray promoted existing managers with deep experience at those stations and in their communities.  Mr. Howell explained, "With the appointment of four General Managers to Corporate positions earlier this week, we are happy to fill those vacancies from within Gray's large talent pool.  Each new General Manager brings a unique skill set to match their specific markets."

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,643.01 -11.76 -0.07%
S&P 500 1,988.87 +1.21 0.06%
NASDAQ 4,828.3250 +15.6170 0.32%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs