Scripps Promotes 3 Local News Leaders To Station Managers

Station managers, a new role at Scripps, help with the station’s day-to-day operations and serve as department heads. The latest additions are Whitney Grover, KJRH Tulsa, Okla.; Autumn Jones, WFTX Fort Myers, Fla.; and Vicki Bradley, WTXL Tallahassee, Fla.

The E.W. Scripps Co. today promoted three local media veterans to the role of station manager in Tulsa, Okla.; Fort Myers, Fla.; and Tallahassee, Fla.

Station managers, a new role at Scripps, help with the station’s day-to-day operations and serve as department heads.

“All three of these news leaders have a deep understanding of their station and the communities it serves,” said Dean Littleton, Scripps senior vice president of local media. “This, combined with their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to providing coverage in the neighborhoods where Scripps viewers live and work, makes them a great fit in this new role.”

Whitney Grover  She has been the director of sales at KJRH, the NBC affiliate in Tulsa, since 2017 and will continue in this role in addition to being promoted to station manager. Grover, who first joined KJRH in 2015 as the national sales manager, has established the sales direction for the station and built a top-performing sales team. Grover was previously an account executive at KMGH, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Denver. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, business development and maximizing client goals.

Vicki Bradley — She has been promoted to station manager and will continue to lead the newsroom at WTXL, ABC affiliate in Tallahassee. Bradley joined WTXL in 2019, becoming news director shortly afterward. Since then, she has led the station through several significant changes — from the pandemic in 2020 to the launch of a new journalism strategy in 2023.

In addition to her role at the station, Bradley also works as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Florida and serves as vice president of the Junior League of Tallahassee and a board member for both the Oasis Center for Women and Girls and Access Tallahassee.


She’s also representing Scripps this year as a member of NAB’s Broadcast Leadership Training program, class of 2024. She is a Kneeland Fellow, member of the National Association of Black Journalists and The Radio Television Digital News Association.

Autumn Jones – She has been promoted to the station manager role at WFTX, the Fox affiliate in Fort Myers. Jones joined WFTX in 2021 as the news director. Since then, she has led the station through major news coverage including Hurricane Ian, one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit Southwest Florida.

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