COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - WTVM News Leader 9 Vice President and General Manager Lee Brantley announced Thursday that he and his wife Lin will retire later this year.
"It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing the retirement of Lee Brantley," said Raycom Media Group Vice President of Television Brad Streit. "Lee has built a team on respect and candor - not to mention building WTVM as the market leader. We at Raycom are grateful to Lee for everything he has done to make WTVM a success. And I am also grateful that he has agreed to remain on duty until July 31 so that we can insure the best possible leadership transition."
Lee began his career at WCOV-TV in Montgomery and worked for Auburn University, AFLAC broadcast Group and Raycom Media. Lee has been General Manager at WTVM since 1995. Lee's career spans nearly 44 years as a broadcaster.
"Lin and I have had a great career and we have worked for some great companies that have allowed us to be a part of some phenomenal activities," said Lee. "We have truly been blessed and are thankful for the support of great co-workers over the years. We are especially thankful for all of you, WTVM, AFLAC Broadcast Group, Raycom Media and this great community we live in today."