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Jeffrey A. Marks

Jeffrey A. Marks

2015

A television executive since 1993, he is currently president and general manager of WDBJ Television in Roanoke, Virginia. His career in broadcast news began in 1971 as news director at WBKY (now WUKY) at the University of Kentucky. He was a reporter for WVLK and WLAP radio stations in Lexington, then joined WHAS in Louisville, first as a radio reporter, then an editorial producer for both television and radio, and then senior news producer for WHAS television. He then joined WJLA television in Washington, DC as executive news producer. From there, he went to the Maine Broadcasting System, beginning as a news director with WCSH television in Portland and then becoming station manager before moving into executive management with WLBZ television in Bangor. While in Kentucky, he covered the 1974 tornados, the 1975 integration unrest and the 1976 Scotia mine disasters, among other key stories. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.