Linda Gray, Chair

Linda Gray has worked more than thirty-four years in radio and television broadcasting in multiple markets in the South, Mid-Atlantic, East, Mid-West, and Mountain regions of the US.

She is a native of Buffalo, New York and began her broadcast career in radio sales in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1980. After a move to a radio station in Virginia Beach,Virginia and subsequent promotion to sales manager, Linda switched to television in 1983 where she joined the sales management team of WTVZ in Norfolk, Virginia. She became general manager of WLFL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1987. From there, her career took her to Syracuse, New York where she managed the Fox and UPN affiliated stations, and then to Indianapolis where she managed the Tribune Company-owned Fox affiliate from 1997 to 2001. While in Syracuse, she served as an adjunct instructor of Telecommunications Management at the SI Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University.

In April 2001, Linda left WXIN to form FrogLight Productions, LLC to produce and market short-form content for local newscasts. She rejoined the television broadcast segment of the industry in late 2002 and as President of Max Media built a statewide network of stations in Montana, consisting of the ABC and FOX stations in Missoula, Kalispell, Butte, Bozeman, Great Falls and Helena and the NBC station in Billings. The company was sold in December 2013 and she is currently consulting for broadcast stations in the eastern US and Puerto Rico.

Her career accomplishments include the creation and successful launch of a 3-hour daily morning newscast in Indianapolis, late news launches in Raleigh and Syracuse, newscast launches on the Max Montana Fox & ABC stations and a statewide college football network in Montana. She oversaw the station group’s complete transition to digital, becoming the first stations in Montana to deliver all programming, news, and commercials in high-definition. Linda is the co-creator and executive producer of “Kitchen Guy” –a short form feature segment which aired on stations across the country from 2002 through 2013.

Linda Gray has served on a broad range of industry boards including INTV/ALTV, state broadcast associations in New York and Indiana, the Fox Affiliate Board of Governors, the Fox Affiliate News Advisory Committee, the NAB Small Market Committee, Nielsen’s A2/M2 Client Committee, the board of Montana Ambassadors and worked with many non-profit community and business organizations in various leadership capacities.

She resides in Missoula, Montana and spends leisure time in Cave Creek, Arizona.