ATLANTA, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Television, Inc. ("Gray," "we," "us" or "our") (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) announced today its promotion of veteran broadcasters to lead its television stations in four markets. Like all other new Gray General Managers named in 2017, all four of these individuals were promoted from within Gray's station ranks.
In Burlington, Vermont (DMA 97), Jay Barton became the General Manager of WCAX-TV (CBS) on June 1, 2017, upon the commencement of a standard pre-closing local marketing agreement for the station. Since 2012, Mr. Barton has served as the General Manager of Gray's Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations. He succeeds Peter Martin, a life-long veteran of WCAX-TV who in 1995 succeeded his own legendary father Red Martin as the station's General Manager.
In Bangor, Maine (DMA 156), Kim Lee has become the General Manager of WABI-TV5. Ms. Lee has held various positions at WABI-TV5 for the past 15 years including most recently as the General Sales Manager. She succeeded 34-year veteran and long-time General Manager, Mike Young, who recently retired from the station.
In Gainesville, Florida, (DMA 161), Alan Chatman has become General Manager of WCJB-TV. Mr. Chatman began his broadcast career over 35 years ago, and he has served as WCJB's General Sales Manager since 1994. He succeeded Carolyn Barrett, who recently retired after 38 years with WCJB-TV, including the last 31 years as the General Manager.
In Charlottesville, Virginia (DMA 181), Eric Krebs has succeeded Mr. Barton as the General Manager of WCAV-TV (CBS), WVAW-LP (ABC), and WAHU-CD (FOX). Mr. Krebs has spent his entire professional career in television broadcasting and has held several positions in multiple markets over the years. For the past six years, he has served as the General Sales Manager for Gray's Charlottesville television stations.
Gray owns and/or operates over 100 television stations across 57 television markets that collectively broadcast over 200 program streams including 104 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, the NBC Network, the ABC Network and the FOX Network. Our portfolio includes the number-one and/or number-two ranked television station operations in essentially all of our markets, which collectively cover approximately 10.6 percent of total United States television households.
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SOURCE Gray Television, Inc.