Gary Stokes

KSPS General Manager

Gary StokesGary Stokes was named General Manager of KSPS in September 2013 after two years as Executive Director of the Friends of KSPS.

He came to KSPS from Birmingham, Alabama where he served as the Vice President of Development at Alabama Public Television (APT). He was hired as Manager of Corporate Support in 2006 and was promoted to VP in 2009. He led a team that raised funds to support the nationally recognized education mission of APT and has personally raised nearly a million dollars for that mission.

KSPS is the culmination of a 27 year broadcast career that has included stops in cities from Norfolk, Virginia to Houston, Texas. He was President and General Manager of NBC-affiliate WVTM-TV in Birmingham from 1996 to 2001 and during that time co-chaired a successful multi-million dollar campaign to raise funds to repair Birmingham’s iconic statue of Vulcan.

He was born in Philadelphia , PA and is was awarded a BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Dayton (OH.)

He has been an active community supporter over the years and continues that work here in Spokane. He currently serves on the Boards of the Empire Health Foundation, Priority Spokane and Humanities Washington. He is also a member of Spokane Rotary 21.

Gary, his wife Mariesa and their two dogs are pleased to call the Inland Northwest home…