November 9, 2012
Gray Television names Jay Barton VP, General Manager of the Newsplex in Charlottesville, Virginia, beginning on December 3, 2012. Since January 2010 he has served as Local Sales Manager and New Media Manager for WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York. Prior to that, he worked for WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania as their eMedia Manager. He worked in the Shreveport-Texarkana market as eMedia Manager, Director of Operations and Creative Services Director and in Abilene, Texas, as Director of Operations and Promotions. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Abilene Christian University with a Journalism/Mass Comm degree in electronic media.
“We are excited to have been able to recruit someone who has such a diverse background in television to lead our Charlottesville stations. Much to our surprise we learned that we were recruiting him back to his hometown. Jay was born in Charlottesville and grew up there and in nearby Nelson County, VA,” said Tracey Jones, Regional VP for Gray in Virginia.