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Rick Williams named new VP, General Manager of WLOX-TV

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Rick Williams will become Vice President/General Manager at WLOX-TV January 14th. Rick Williams will become Vice President/General Manager at WLOX-TV January 14th.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The new year is bringing with it new leadership at WLOX Television. Raycom Media Sr. V.P. of Television, Leon Long announced Thursday that Rick Williams has accepted the position of Vice President and General Manager of the Biloxi station.

Williams has served as News Director at WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia for 22 years, and will take the helm at WLOX January 14th.

"Rick's industry knowledge and participation in the Raycom Leadership Class has prepared him for this expanded role within Raycom as the next leader for WLOX," Long wrote in a letter to staff members Thursday. "I am most impressed with his passion and leadership skills and look forward to working with him at this important station to our company."

Current General Manager David Vincent will retire this month after 36 years with WLOX-TV. He described the choice of Rick Williams as "a great hire."

Williams is no stranger to the Gulf Coast. After Hurricane Katrina, he was one of several veteran news managers sent to WLOX to assist in running the newsroom so employees impacted by the storm could deal with their personal affairs.

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