Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased WJKT-TV 16 a FOX affiliate, from Newport Broadcasting Corporation in December of 2012. WJKT-TV Channel 16 signed on in 1985, becoming Jackson’s third television station. Today, FOX 16 airs national breaking news coverage from FOX News and broadcasts a one hour local/regional newscast 7 nights a week at 9pm produced by sister station WLMT-TV CW 30 in Memphis. FOX 16's studios are in Memphis with offices in Jackson. FOX 16's syndicated programming includes Dr. Phil, Judge Judy, Maury, People's Court, Judge Mathis, Paternity Court, The Big Bang Theory and favorites like Andy Griffith. Viewers of FOX enjoy FOX primetime programs like Empire, Scream Queens, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Lethal Weapon.
Jackson, TN is in the 176ᵗʰ largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 217,588 and 89,970 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Named for Andrew Jackson, Jackson TN has been home to singer Carl Perkins, football legend Ed “Too Tall” Jones, game show host Wink Martindale and heroic train engineer Casey Jones. As an important transportation city in TN, Interstate 40 goes through the city in and east-west direction, and US 45 in a north-south direction.
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Joseph Denk, General Manager
Lisa Lovell, News Director
Thomas Holmes, Creative Service Director
Bruce Howie, Local Sales Manager
Janet Connella, National Sales Manager
David Turner, Digital Sales Manager