BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – WVVA News has announced its new General Manager to lead the number one television station in Bluefield, Beckley, Oak Hill market, just after Gray Television acquired the station.
WVVA’s General Sales Manager, Charity Holeman, was promoted to the General Manager position after former General Manager Frank Brady recently retired. Brady retired after serving more than 15 years with WVVA and 47 years in broadcasting. Charity started with WVVA in September of 2006, where she held a number of sales positions for the station. Charity became General Sales Manager in 2014 and was named Station Manager in January 2019. Gray announced that Charity would continue to serve as General Sales Manager.
Charity has long been active in the local community. She has served as an Executive Board member on the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias for the last five years. Charity also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mercer County Child Protect. She received the “Volunteer of the Year” award from the Princeton Mercer County Chamber of Commerce in 2011.
Charity started her career in newspaper after graduating from Concord University with a B.A. in Communications with concentrations in Public Relations, Advertising, Broadcasting, and Journalism.
On August 2, 2021, Gray completed its acquisition of Quincy Media and now owns 12 additional local stations serving eight new markers. In total, Gray now owns 102 television markets that reach 25.4 percent of US television households.
Upon the anticipated completion of Gray’s acquisition of Meredith Corporation (“ Meredith”) later this year, Gray will become the owner and operator of Meredith’s 17 local television stations across 12 local markets. At that time, Gray will become the nation’s second-largest television broadcaster, with a portfolio of television stations serving 113 local markets reaching approximately 36 percent of US television households.