Gray Completes Its Telemundo/Atlanta Buy

Until its merger with Meredith Corporation, Atlanta-headquartered Gray Television didn’t own a broadcast TV station in its home market, it now owns three over-the-air broadcast TV stations in The A.

Gray Announces Management Changes

Gray Television announced the promotion of six general managers as part of an expanded senior operations management team of experienced leaders of local television stations.

Gray 4Q Broadcast Revenue Down 9%

However, total core ad revenue (which excludes political) climbed 26% to $359 million from 4Q 2020. Also, retrans money grew 35% to $294 million.

A New, Bigger LPTV Grab for Gray Television

Gray Television had agreed to purchase a low-power TV construction permit and five fully built LPTVs from the licensee led by Jeff Winemiller. It is now known that this transaction was just a taste of bigger trading to come between Gray and Winemiller’s Lowcountry 34 Media.

Hedrick To Head Gray NBC Affiliate

In 2017, she became the News Director for Gray Television’s NBC affiliate serving the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa. Now, a promotion has been given to Stephanie Hedrick.

Gray Grabs Six LPTVs in Four States

The company co-led by Pat LaPlatney and Hilton Howell Jr. is scooping up five licensed low-power TV stations and a single Construction Permit.

Gray Names Jennifer Rieffer To Lead WXIX

Jennifer Rieffer will take over leadership of the Cincinnati Fox affiliate from Debbie Bush, who moves to head the company’s Phoenix duopoly once the Meredith acquisition closes.

Gray Names 6 More New General Managers

The appointments of Matt Moran, Pete Veto, Jim McKernan, David Hughes, Peter Russell and Laura Serbon were chosen to replace personnel promoted earlier to head some of the stations Gray is getting in its Meredith purchase.

Gray 3Q Broadcast Revenue Flat

However, total core ad revenue (which excludes political) climbed 23% to $292 million, increasing by $55 million, from 3Q 2020. Also, retrans money climbed 49% to $266 million.

Gray 2Q Broadcast Revenue Up 21%

Gray announced that total revenue for 2Q of 2021 came in at $547 million, an increase of 21% from 2Q 2020. The primary components were: combined local and national broadcast ad revenue of $279 million and retransmission consent revenue of $242 million.

Gray Television Promotes 3 HR Veterans

Gray announced new positions for three of its human resources experts. Maurice Gibson is VP, employee relations. Keith Hildibrand becomes VP, benefits. Sylatha Taylor is now assistant vice president, benefits.