GM Jefferi K. Lee leaves WHUT

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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.

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