The CBS/Fox affiliate in Arkansas promotes her from regional sales director and acting GM.
Kelley Easby-Smith Is New KJNB GM
Waypoint Media’s KJNB-LD Jonesboro, Ark. (DMA 182), has promoted Kelley Easby-Smith to general manager of the station that carries Fox on its primary channel and CBS on a subchannel.
Easby-Smith is currently regional director of sales at KJNB and WNBJ Jackson, Tenn., and has been the acting general manager at the stations for the past several months.
“Through Kelley’s leadership, our stations have grown to successfully serve the communities of Northeast Arkansas and West Tennessee by growing businesses and partnering with organizations,” says Mike Reed, the stations’ owner and CEO, “She brings an energy and love for television and its ability to help people.”
Easby-Smith spent three decades working in television sales in Little Rock, Ark., in various management positions at three of the major network affiliates.
Easby-Smith is a native of Mississippi, attended Mississippi University for Women and earned her degree in media studies from the University of Alabama.
KJNB recently launched Northeast Arkansas News on CBS (ch. 39.2) at 6 p.m. with late news on Fox (ch. 39.1) at 9 p.m. and CBS 39 at 10 p.m.