Established in 1987, WHLT is a CBS affiliate serving the Hattiesburg-Laurel market. WHLT maintains its offices in the Cloverleaf Mall, just south of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. The WHLT 22 News team covers local news throughout the southern Mississippi region, and is supported by the resources of Nexstar's WJTV in Jackson to create weeknight local newscasts. WHLT airs, with WJTV in Jackson, the regions top rated local sports program The SportsZone, every Sunday night. Syndicated programming on WHLT includes Dr. Phil, Family Feud, Steve Harvey Show, and Andy Griffith. WHLT's digital channel 22.2 is home to Mississippi's CW, and 22.3 is an ION network affiliate.
Hattiesburg, MS is in the 168ᵗʰ largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 265,865 and 108,380 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS market penetration for the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA is estimated to be 37% wired and 50% ADS. The regions largest employers include Forrest General Hospital, the University of Southern Mississippi, Camp Shelby, and General Dynamics.
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Jeffrey Guy, VP & General Manager
Ross Reardon, Director of Sales
Jason Pumo, News Director
Aime Gerald, General Sales Manager
Jamie Pittman, Business Administrator
Steve Schrader, Chief Engineer