Jonesboro FOX/CBS names new GM

JONESBORO, Ark. –  Kelley Easby-Smith, a passionate television sales leader with more than 30 years of experience, has been named General Manager of KJNB-TV FOX 39 and CBS 39 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Easby-Smith is currently the Regional Director of Sales at KJNB FOX and CBS in Jonesboro, AR and WNBJ NBC39 in Jackson, Tennessee and has been the acting General Manager at the stations for the past several months.  

“Through Kelley’s leadership, our stations have grown to successfully serve the communities of Northeast Arkansas and West Tennessee by growing businesses and partnering with organizations,” says Mike Reed, the stations’ Owner and CEO, “She brings an energy and love for television and its ability to help people.”

Easby-Smith spent three decades working in television sales in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she broke sales records in various management positions at three of the major network affiliates.

“I am excited for this new opportunity in a community I truly love,” says Easby-Smith,” I look forward to continuing help grow our business and make this an even better place to call home.”

Easby-Smith is a native of Mississippi, attended MUW and earned her degree in Media Studies from the University of Alabama. She has two adult sons and enjoys sports and fitness.

KJNB recently launched Northeast Arkansas News on CBS 39 at 6 p.m. with late news on FOX 39 at 9 p.m. and CBS 39 at 10 p.m.

ABOUT KJNB: KJNB FOX 39 and CBS 39 broadcasts on channels 39.1 and 39.2.  They air on Suddenlink channels 11 and 13.  KJNB is proud to bring their power to reach the broadest audience to better serve viewers, businesses and community organizations of Northeast Arkansas.  It’s part of the station’s overall mission to “Pay it Forward.”

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