Prior to coming home to north Mississippi, he served as general manager for television stations in West Monroe, Louisiana (KARD-TV FOX 14), Midland, Texas (KMID ABC 2) and Billings, Montana (KHMT FOX 4).
For a brief time he worked as a sales representative for Baron Services providing weather technology to the television industry in Texas, the Southeast and the East Coast. He began his television career as an Account Executive with Imes Communications at WCBI (CBS 4) in Columbus, Mississippi. He served WCBI for 20 years in various positions of increasing responsibility, the last three years as general manager.
Prior to his career in television he managed radio stations in Columbus and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His broadcast career began in his hometown of Hattiesburg as an account executive for WXXX 1310-AM.
Jerry has been married to his high school sweetheart and best friend, Rena, for 44 years. His hobbies include turkey hunting and drawing, painting and sculpting wildlife.
Jerry received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi.