JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Earlier this week it was announced that WLBT's parent company, Raycom Media, has agreed to sell its television stations and production operations to Gray Television, an Atlanta based media company.
Gray, whose media origins trace back to the late 1800's has a strong history of localism and community commitment… the same things that are important for all of us at WLBT.
Even though some of our previous owners were not based here in Mississippi, WLBT has always made our coverage and business decisions locally. That won't change. What will change, through our new ownership, is a corporate scale that will make this television station remain relevant, competitive, and vibrant in an ever-changing industry.
You have always counted on us to help keep you safe during severe weather, bring you breaking news reports and make sure to keep you and your family informed. Even though our company is growing, WLBT will remain committed to communities we serve across Central and Southwest Mississippi.