In announcing the honor, TVNewsCheck Editor Harry A. Jessell cited among other things its disciplined buying strategy that this year yielded Schurz Communications. “Despite the uncertainty facing all legacy media, Gray seized the opportunity to grow in 2015 by snapping up stations that fit strict criteria — nothing but strong stations in strong markets,” Jessell said. Once the Schurz deal closes, the group, headed by CEO Hilton Howell, will operate 175 channels in 50 markets.
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