WLBT Names Charley Jones News Director

Gray Television promotes him from assistant news director to oversee journalism at the group’s NBC affiliate in Jackson, Miss.

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WLBT Jackson, Miss., has promoted Charley Jones to news director.

Jones started at WLBT as a producer and photographer before moving to WTVM Birmingham, Ala., then returning to WLBT as an executive producer. Jones has also served as WLBT managing editor, and in 2015 was promoted to assistant news director.

“Charley understands the Jackson market and understands Mississippi,” said Ted Fortenberry, WLBT vice president and general manager. “He has a passion for news and has proven himself as a solid manager during his tenure at WLBT. We are fortunate to have Charley on our team and I am optimistic he will provide strong, steady leadership for our news team for years to come and help WLBT maintain — and grow — our No. 1 position on TV and the many digital platforms where we are so dominant.”

A graduate of University of Southern Mississippi, Jones received his Bachelor of Science degree in radio, tv and film.

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