Back in the 1960s, WLBT in Jackson, Miss., had its license revoked after it actively promoted segregation, encouraged viewers to defy the government, break the law and mistreat their fellow human beings. Today, WLBT is an example of how to do race relations right, reflecting the needs, interests and employee makeup of a largely African American community. Its current owner, Gray Television, has just created the Gray Media Training Center to develop fully trained, highly qualified minority graduates for Gray’s stations in 113 markets.
Gray Television promotes him from assistant news director to oversee journalism at the group’s NBC affiliate in Jackson, Miss.
The city of Jackson, Miss., will be required to pay more than $170,000 in legal fees to NBC affiliate WLBT’s parent company, Gray Television, after the Mississippi Ethics Commission ruled the city violated state law by taking more than a year to provide public records to WLBT. The fine represents the largest amount of money levied against a public body by the commission in Mississippi history, and will be one of a handful of times that the commission has required a public body to pay legal fees.
On Aug. 31, Gray-owned NBC affiliate WLBT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 95) debuted Today at 11 AM. The half-hour, weekday program features uplifting stories and trending news. Today at 11 AM is led by faces from both WLBT’s morning and evening news teams, and will spotlight local businesses, offer consumer information, and introduce things to do […]
CJ LeMaster, chief investigative reporter at WLBT, Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Jackson Miss., admits he didn’t know what to expect when his news director informed him that he was getting a partner. Her name: Erica Hensley. Hensley is an accomplished reporter with two degrees and a strong track record in data journalism, But Hensley showed up at WLBT with a lot more than her reporting credentials: her work is completely paid for, part of an innovative funding model for investigative journalism, the nonprofit Mississippi Today.
Jason Mullenix has been named director of sales at WLBT, Raycom Media’s NBC affiliate in Jackson, Miss. (DMA 95). Mullenix was most recently sales director of WISH-WNDY Indianapolis. Mullenix experience in media sales includes national sales manager at KOCO Oklahoma City; director of sales at KCTV-KSMO Kansas City; director of sales at WGCL-WPCH Atlanta; and […]
Raycom-owned NBC affiliate WLBT Jackson, Miss/. has a commanding lead on social media among its local competitors, according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley looks at the station’s Facebook playbook, which is helping drive such strong engagement.
Weeks, news director at Raycom’s KAIT Jonesboro, Ark., since 2008, moves to the group’s NBC affiliate in Jackson, Miss.
Wilson Stribling is back in the morning anchor chair at NBC affiliate WLBT Jackson, Miss., a role he held for 11 years. He moved into management, and eventually became the station’s current news director. Getting back on the anchor desk is a permanent move, and that means he will be stepping out of the role as news director when WLBT finds a replacement.
Raycom is moving the GM of its WMBF Myrtle Beach, S.C., to succeed the retiring Dan Modisett at the helm of its Jackson, Miss., NBC affil beginning in January.
In Mississippi’s capital, the city’s local online media players are taking advantage of the region’s love for high school and college football to drive traffic to their websites.