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Gray Promotes Joel Swisher to General Manager of WSAZ and WQCW in Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia

ATLANTA, June 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Gray Television, Inc. (“Gray) (NYSE: GTN) today announced the promotion of Joel Swisher as the next General Manager of Gray’s WSAZ (NBC) and WQCW (CW) in Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia. 

Joel has held sales management roles at WSAZ and WQCW since 2016. Previously, he spent 14 years in various sales and management positions at other media companies in West Virginia. Joel has been instrumental at WSAZ in expanding the station’s community involvement with events including “The Sternwheel Regatta”, and “Live on the Levee.” Joel assumes his new role on June 26 when the stations’ current leader becomes the General Manager at Gray’s Cleveland television stations.

About Gray:

Gray Television, Inc. is a multimedia company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Gray is the nation’s largest owner of top-rated local television stations and digital assets in the United States. Its television stations serve 113 television markets that collectively reach approximately 36 percent of US television households.  This portfolio includes 80 markets with the top-rated television station and 102 markets with the first and/or second highest rated television station. It also owns video program companies Raycom Sports, Tupelo Media Group, and PowerNation Studios, as well as the studio production facilities Assembly Atlanta and Third Rail Studios. Gray owns a majority interest in Swirl Films. For more information, please visit

Gray Contact

Kevin P. Latek, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Development Officer, 404-266-8333

Sandy Breland, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, 504-352-4019

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