After careful consideration the owners and managers of KLTV made the decision to work on establishing a "voice" for the people in the station's viewing area.
This decision resulted in the creation of editorials featuring the station's VP/General Manager, Brad Streit. The editorials are not written to speak on behalf of the citizens of East Texas but rather to encourage debate to create, "a better East Texas". The decision on what to broadcast in the editorials is made by a board comprised of KLTV employees.
Brad Streit was born and raised in Taylor, Texas. Following graduation from high school he attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where he graduated with a major in Radio/Television and a minor in Business. During college he was active in his fraternity, Theta Chi and served as president. During his junior year he began working nights and weekends as a camera operator at KTRE-TV in Lufkin, Texas. By the time he graduated from college he had worked his way up to director of newscasts at KTRE. In December of 1979 he began his job as Producer/Director at WBTI-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio. In October of 1980 Brad was promoted to Station Manager at WBTI. In the spring of 1982 Brad went back to KTRE in Lufkin, Texas to serve as Station Manager. In February of 1984 Brad moved to Jackson, Mississippi to accept the position of Station Manager at WLBT-TV. In the fall of 1990 Brad accepted the position of President, Civic Communications, Texas and General Manger at KLTV in Tyler, Texas. In addition to his broadcast career Streit served as an instructor for the Dale Carnegie Course for over 10 years.
Streit has been active in the community serving on various boards including the United Way of Smith County and the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. He is former chairman of The Great Texas Balloon Race, PATH (People Attempting to Help) and the Texas Association of Broadcasters.
He is married and the father of 3 boys.
You can email Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org