Senior Vice President of local media at WVUE New Orleans Brad Streit will retire Feb. 12, 2020. General Manager Tim Ingram will be promoted to Senior Vice President of local media and assume Streit’s role in overseeing numerous television markets. WVUE is owned by Gray Television Inc.
“Brad represents the best in local broadcasters. A big part of his legacy is his ability to identify and train future leaders. That comes full circle now with Tim,” said Hilton Howell Jr., Gray’s Chairman and CEO.
Ingram started his broadcast career more than 25 years ago as a camera operator at KAIT in Jonesboro, Arkansas, while a student at Arkansas State University. His career took him to stations in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas, where he served as Director of Operations and Marketing at KLTV in Tyler, Texas under then-General Manager Brad Streit. He has served as the General Manager of Gray’s KFVS in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and KAIT, before assuming the helm of WVUE in New Orleans. During his tenure, WVUE became the market’s ratings leader in November 2018 ending decades of single station dominance.
“Tim has a strong commitment to quality journalism and community service. What he and his team have done in New Orleans from both a ratings and business standpoint is nothing short of remarkable,” said Pat LaPlatney, Gray’s President and Co-CEO.
Ingram has received numerous industry awards for his contributions. Most recently, Broadcasting and Cable honored Ingram as 2019 General Manager of the Year, markets 26-50, for his accomplishments at WVUE.