WVLT-TV announced Friday that Marybeth Jacoby has been named News Director of its CBS, CW, and MyNetwork network affiliated television stations and various digital platforms and products in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Jacoby is an award-winning, seasoned news veteran with 20 years of experience. Prior to joining WVLT, Jacoby served as News Director at WLTX in Columbia, SC for nine years. Previously she was an Executive Producer in Jacksonville and Dallas, and Special Projects Manager at WCNC in Charlotte.
“We are so excited to welcome Marybeth to WVLT. Her proven track record, community focused approach to news and nearly a decade of experience in an SEC-driven market makes her a perfect fit for our team.” said General Manager Jasmine Hardin. “I am thrilled to be joining the WVLT team. Their dedication to the community and telling important stories is why I can’t wait to get started. I’m also looking forward to being a part of Vol Nation.” said Marybeth Jacoby.
WVLT, WBXX and MyVLT are owned and operated by Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates over 100 television stations across 57 television markets that collectively broadcast over 200 program streams including over 100 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, the NBC Network, the ABC Network and the FOX Network. Our portfolio includes the number- one or number-two ranked television station for both overall audience and news audience in all of our 57 markets, which collectively cover approximately 10.4 percent of total United States television households.