WLBT Veteran News Director Smith Retires
News icon wrapping up 35 years at Jackson leader
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/28/2013 10:18:07 AM
WLBT has gone from 11 hours of news a week to 47 Â½ during Smith's 35 years at the station, notes Dan Modisett, vice president and general manager. Prior to being news director, his roles included investigative reporter and assignment editor.
"Under Dennis' leadership WLBT has been the consistent news leader in the Jackson market," Modisett said in a memo. "Although we will all miss, Dennis he has worked hard his entire career and has earned the opportunity to enjoy more time with his family and his many interests."
WLBT is a Raycom-owned NBC affiliate in DMA No. 93. It is the revenue leader, according to BIA/Kelsey.
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