Gray announced its appointment of veteran news broadcaster Ike Walker as the General Manager/News Director of KVLY (NBC) and KX4 (CBS) in the Fargo-Valley City, North Dakota (DMA 117) television market.
Ike has served as News Director for the stations since 2012. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ike has also served in station and news management positions in Columbus, Ohio; Topeka, Kansas; Savannah, Georgia; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“I am thrilled and honored to be selected to lead this incredible station in a company that truly values the communities in which we operate. The growth we have seen in the Fargo market has been phenomenal and I am looking forward to continuing that growth and providing the best content and client service available,” said Walker.
Gray Television management said of the promotion he is uniquely qualified to take over in Fargo, because under his leadership, Valley News Live has become the dominant, number one news leader for the eastern half of North Dakota.