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Robert M. Ledbetter, Jr.

(Former) Board Member

Robert M. Ledbetter, Jr. was appointed to the board by President Clinton in 2000 and served until 2003. He came to the board as Vice President and General Manager of WTVA Inc.,which operates WTVA TV and has programming or sales agreements with WLOV TV and WKDH TV in Tupelo, Mississippi. He also served as Vice President of WMDN Inc., which operates WMDN TV and has a local marketing agreement with WGBC TV in Meridian, Mississippi. He also served on the Board of Directors BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi. Mr. Ledbetter has served as chairman of the Tupelo Symphony Orchestra and on the board of directors of numerous civic organizations. He began his career as an announcer on WAMY in Amory, Mississippi, and later became a news director and news anchor at television stations in Meridian, Jackson and Tupelo, Mississippi before assuming television management responsibilities in 1978.