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Middleton Named WYMT GM

Neil Middleton, news director at WYMT in Hazard, Ky., has been named general manager, succeeding Ernestine Cornett, who retired recently. WYMT newsroom veteran Steve Hensley has been promoted to news director.

Gray Television's WYMT and WKYT Lexington are sister stations and CBS affiliates.

"Neil's passion and commitment to serving WYMT viewers and advertisers makes him the perfect choice to be the next leader of WYMT," said Wayne Martin, regional vice president at Gray.

Hensley will continue anchoring the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. news broadcasts, but will be leaving the 11 p.m. broadcast later this year. He was also assistant news director prior to his promotion.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.