Jefferi K. Lee has left his position as GM of WHUT-TV in Washington, D.C., effective Feb. 5.
Lee led the station for more than eight years. Before WHUT, he served as president and CEO of the Bio-Defense Research Group and as president of Black Entertainment Networks and EVP of BET Holdings.
Lee told columnist Richard Prince that he doesn’t have a specific landing place in mind but is open to continuing work in television. He will continue serving as an at-large trustee for America’s Public Television Stations.
Sean Plater has stepped in informally to provide operational management for the TV station, according to a Howard University spokesperson. Plater is GM of WHUR, a commercial radio station licensed to Howard, which also operates WHUT.