“Speak Out” is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey.
Hello WBTV Viewers and Friends. I’m Scott Dempsey, the Vice President & General Manager here at WBTV…and the newest member of our editorial board.
My predecessor, Nick Simonette, has been promoted within our parent company, Raycom Media.
We say “Thank you, Nick,” and wish him all the best.
While I am new to WBTV, my family and I are not strangers to the Charlotte area. Two of our three children were born here, and my wife, Lisa, attended UNC Charlotte.
We were inaugural season ticket holders for the Panthers and we still have many ties and friendships in the area.
This community has grown tremendously since we left here in the late ‘90s, and with that growth has come new challenges,
including increased stress on the city’s infrastructure, law enforcement, and the ever-popular topic of our traffic and roads.
As the primary spokesperson for the WBTV editorial board, you will hear me addressing these issues and more in the coming months.
Our goal is to have an open forum for discussion with you, and to talk about issues, both good and bad, that impact our community and our way of life.
To that end, we need, and welcome, your input. Contact us at SpeakOut@wbtv.com, and tell us what’s on your mind.
If you disagree with a particular stance, let us know. If there are issues that you want us to bring to light, shoot us a note.
Thanks for watching WBTV.
It’s good to be back in town.
Tell us what YOU think. SpeakOut@wbtv.com.