Mississippi GM to Retire

Former News Director turned General Manager Stuart Kellogg says he is going to retire at the end of the year. 

Kellogg has been GM of WAPT the Hearst station in Jackson, Mississippi, since 1991.

“During Stuart’s tenure, WAPT has achieved record ratings and revenue,” said Jordan Wertlieb, Hearst Television’s President. “He has exemplified the qualities that enable a manager to make a television station a market leader: an appreciation for outstanding journalism, a commitment to the public-service obligations of local broadcasters, a can-do spirit, and strong leadership.”

“Working for Hearst Television and with the professionals at WAPT are the highlights of my 40 years in TV,” Kellogg said. “I will dearly miss the men and women who work so hard to serve our viewers. I’m excited, however, to start a new chapter. I’ll be working with various ministries, writing and collaborating on projects with my wife Beth, who has been my rock.”

Kellogg ascended the local television industry ranks through the news side of the business. He joined WAPT after serving as news director at KXAS-TV, Dallas, and, before that, at KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City. His move to WAPT marked a return to the South for Kellogg, who had earlier in his career served in news management positions at top stations in New Orleans and Mobile.

H/T Clarion Ledger