LaPlatney, Pat

Pat LaPlatney

President and Co-CEO at Gray Television

Pat LaPlatney is the Co-CEO and President of Gray Television. Prior to joining Gray in January of 2019, he was CEO and President of Raycom Media for the last 3 years, having worked for Raycom since 2007. Pat is also an alumni of Raycom Sports having spent 7 years in Charlotte overseeing distribution, the events group, and business development during his tenure there. Pat spent the early part of his career with Blair Television as an Account Executive and Sales Manager in the Charlotte and Atlanta offices. He also worked for Metro Networks as Senior Vice President of Television and Digital Media where he built Metro’s news services division and helped develop the first commercial traffic website. Metro Networks was acquired by Westwood One, and he ultimately became Executive Vice President of Television and Digital Media for Westwood One, focused on the Television Division, Digital Media, and Public Sector Services. Pat is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Accounting. He and his wife, Karen, have four sons: Jack, Dan, Sam and Chris, and reside in Montgomery, Alabama. He is on the Board of Gray Television, the National Association of Broadcasters, and is the incoming Chairman of the NBC Affiliates Board.

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