Jay Hiett has been named Vice President and General Manager of WFIE, the Raycom Media owned NBC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana. Hiett will be stepping into this new role from his current duties as General Sales Manager at WFIE.
Senior Vice President Pat LaPlatney stated, "Jay has done a terrific job as General Sales Manager at WFIE for the past 5 years. His hard work has gained the respect of WFIE's clients, his station colleagues and the corporate team in Montgomery," LaPlatney continued, "The station will not miss a beat with this transition. We are fortunate to have someone with his experience to call on."
Hiett stated, "I am extremely honored to follow in the footsteps of Nick Ulmer and lead this great group of individuals. WFIE has a great reputation for serving its viewers, community and clients for 62 years in the Tri-State and we will continue to do so."
Hiett received a degree in Broadcasting and Communications from Western Kentucky University. Hiett started his career at KARD in Monroe, Louisiana where he served as an Account Executive. Later Hiett joined WTVW in Evansville where he was an Account Executive later rising to Local Sales Manager. Hiett joined Raycom Media and WFIE in 2010 as General Sales Manager.
Hiett is a native of Paducah, Kentucky, has been married to his wife Elizabeth for 18 years and they have three sons.