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Vice President and General Manager Ted Fortenberry was tabbed by Raycom Media to lead the way in making WMBF News the television station of the future. His focus, determination and drive will help to make WMBF the live, local, late-breaking news leader in the Myrtle Beach/Florence area.
Ted started in June 2007 as WMBF News' first employee. The University of Southern Mississippi graduate previously spent time at WMBF's sister station KAIT in Jonesboro, AR, where he served the station as vice president and general manager. Before that, Ted held sales management positions at WJZY and WWWB in Charlotte, NC, WHNS in Greenville, SC, and Cox CableRep in New Orleans.
Ted says "the opportunity to have a positive impact on the community" - through news coverage and marketing partnerships - is his favorite part of the job.
Ted's career started in high school at WTYL, a local radio station in Tylertown, MS. While a student at Southern Mississippi, WDAM introduced Ted to the television world. WDAM is now a Raycom Media station.
If he's not at work, Ted's likely to be found near the water with family and friends, or searching for the second best shrimp po-boy around (the best, Ted says, is at Lil' Ray's in Gulfport, MS).
The family man is joined in Myrtle Beach by his wife Candace and children Anna and Grice, as well as his dog Daisy.
In 10 years, Ted sees himself leading a successful operation at WMBF News.