Gray Television CEO Howell named 2019 Broadcaster of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable

Gray Television CEO Howell named 2019 Broadcaster of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable
East Texas News anchors Blake Holland (left) and Anissa Centers with Hilton Howell, Jr.

(KLTV) - The executive chairman and CEO of Gray Television has received an honor from a publication that focuses on the television industry.

Hilton H. Howell, Jr. has been named Broadcasting & Cable magazine’s Broadcaster of the Year for 2019. Howell will receive the award on Sept. 26 at an industry conference in New York. The magazine will also feature a profile on him in its Sept. 23 edition.

B&C writes that Howell has had multiple roles within Gray Television since 1993, most recently becoming executive chairman and CEO in January. That happened when Gray and Raycom Media completed a $3.6 billion merger, increasing Gray’s reach to 93 markets, or 24% of television-watching households in the U.S.

Howell says his focus is on leading the charge in technological change within the broadcasting industry, making a “concerted effort to enable innovation at all levels of the company while making strategic efforts to expand the company’s capabilities,” B&C says.

Howell, second from left, with a team from Gray's headquarters during a visit to KLTV in July. (Source: KLTV)
Howell, second from left, with a team from Gray's headquarters during a visit to KLTV in July. (Source: KLTV)

Howell has previously been a National Association of Broadcasters board member, and is currently on the Advisory Council for the Center for Leadership and Ethics for UT Austin.

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