Marybeth Jacoby Named WHNS Greenville News Director

The veteran journalist is moving from WVLT Knoxville, Tenn., to oversee journalism at Meredith’s South Carolina Fox affiliate.

Meredith-owned Fox affiliate WHNS Greenville, S.C., today appointed Marybeth Jacoby news director.

She joins from WVLT Knoxville, Tenn., where she has been the news director for the last three-and-a-half  years.  Prior to that, Jacoby was news director of WLTX Columbia, S.C., for 10 years.

Jacoby also spent time as an executive producer at First Coast News in Jacksonville, Fla.; executive producer at KDFW Dallas; special projects producer at WCNC Charlotte, N.C.; and got her start as a special projects producer at WISN Milwaukee.

“Marybeth is an accomplished newsroom leader who I’m confident will help us reach new heights with our news and community efforts,” said Jeff Holub, WHNS vice president-general manager.

Jacoby has won numerous awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award, DuPont Award, Sigma Delta Chi Award, Regional Emmys, Wisconsin AP Awards and Milwaukee Press Club Awards.

Her first day will be Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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