It’s a return for the Raycom station’s new leader who was news director there from 2008 to 2015.
Hatton Weeks will take the reins as vice president and general manager of Raycom Media’s ABC-NBC affiliate KAIT Jonesboro, Ark. (DMA 182).
Weeks was news director at KAIT from 2008 to 2015 and has served the same role at WDBD-WLBT Jackson, Miss., for the last three years.
“I’m thrilled to be rejoining the KAIT team. KAIT is one of our nation’s best television stations. It’s made even better because of the great community it serves,” said Weeks. “I’m honored to be serving in this new role at a station I grew up watching.”
Weeks was just 16 years old when he started his broadcasting career at radio stations in northeast Arkansas. He joined KAIT in 1996 while attending Arkansas State University and worked his way up to anchor/reporter. Weeks also worked as a reporter/producer at a station in Little Rock, Ark. He left the industry for a short time, but in 2006, Weeks returned to KAIT as assistant news director.
Weeks is from Harrisburg, Ark., and has a B.S. in radio/television with an emphasis in news and a minor in political science. He is also a graduate of Raycom Media’s News Leadership Program and active on many communications and advisory boards.