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Gray Television has named Michael Spiesman as vice president and director of national sales.
“Michael Spiesman is truly one of the leaders of the television broadcast industry,” said Gray Television chief executive officer Hilton Howell. “Gray Television is fortunate that Michael has chosen to bring his immense sales talents to work for the Gray stations. Because he has personally represented many of our stations since the early 1980s, he already feels like a big part of the Gray corporate family.”
Spiesman last worked as president of Katz Media Group‘s Continental Television Sales. Nearly all of Gray’s stations are represented by Katz’s Continental Television Sales and Millennium Sales & Marketing divisions.
“After leaving Katz, I was humbled to have been presented with many exciting opportunities at excellent organizations,” Spiesman said in a statement. “Joining Gray Television, however, was an easy decision. I essentially began my career working with Jimmy H. Gray’s WJHG-TV in Panama City, Florida, in 1982. I spent much of my life promoting the value of national sales to stations and the value of those market-leading stations of Gray to national advertisers.”