Gray Names Nancy Johnson, Chris Fry And Deedee Caciari To Lead Its Alaska Television Stations
Three veteran broadcasters
ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Television, Inc. ("Gray," "we," "us" or "our") (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) announced today its appointment of three veteran broadcasters as the new managers of its Alaska television stations.
Gray Co-Chief Operating Officer Bob Smith explained, "We are thrilled to announce today that we are entrusting our Alaska stations to three exceptional women who have earned the confidence of the stations' staffs as well as the unqualified respect from local civic and business leaders."
In Anchorage, Nancy Johnson will become the General Manager of KTUU Channel 2 (NBC) and KYES Channel 5 (MY). Mrs. Johnson grew up in radio and studied journalism before finding her home in television when she joined KTUU in 1981. Over the years, she has managed sales, programming, and marketing for the station. She has served as KTUU's General Sales Manager since 2011.
In Fairbanks, Chris Fry has become the General Manager of KTVF (NBC), KXD (CBS), and KFXF (FOX). After joining KXD/KFXF as a traffic manager in 1996, she quickly rose through the ranks to manage sales and programming. In 2006, Mrs. Fry became General Manager of the two television stations as well as two radio stations that the stations' prior owner added to the group in recent years.
DeeDee Caciari is now the Station Manager and General Sales Manager of these three stations. She joined KTVF as an account executive in 1989. After several promotions, Mrs. Caciari became the General Manager and General Sales Manager of KTVF, the market's top-rated station, in 2009.
Earlier this month, Andy MacLeod announced that he will leave KTUU in March after more than 30 years to run a start-up content development business, Northern Lights Originals. He will serve as a consultant to KTUU to assist with the implementation of certain long-term initiatives that began under his leadership.
Gray owns and/or operates 100 television stations across 54 television markets that collectively broadcast over 200 program streams including 101 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, the NBC Network, the ABC Network and the FOX Network. Our portfolio includes the number-one and/or number-two ranked television station operations in essentially all of our markets, which collectively cover approximately 10.1 percent of total United States television households.