The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at GRAY TELEVISION INC as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. GRAY TELEVISION INC income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. GRAY TELEVISION INC annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don't fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.

Name And Title Total Cash Equity Other Total Compensation
James C. Ryan
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $3,596,459 Equity $3,207,938 Other $76,550 Total Compensation $6,880,947
Hilton H. Howell Jr.
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $3,052,099 Equity $8,314,610 Other $148,469 Total Compensation $11,515,178
Kevin P. Latek
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Development Officer and Secretary
Total Cash $3,679,754 Equity $3,270,963 Other $45,527 Total Compensation $6,996,244
Robert L. Smith
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Local Media
Total Cash $3,261,957 Equity $2,894,006 Other $68,267 Total Compensation $6,224,230
Donald P. LaPlatney
President and Co - Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $4,526,490 Equity $4,018,002 Other $138,309 Total Compensation $8,682,801
For its 2021 fiscal year, GRAY TELEVISION INC, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Howell W. Newton Total Cash $268,125
Luis A. Garcia Total Cash $220,000
Paul H. McTear Total Cash $216,148
Richard B. Hare Total Cash $235,938
Richard L. Boger Total Cash $250,938
Robin R. Howell Total Cash $208,750
Sterling A. Spainhour, Jr. Total Cash $221,217
T. L. Elder Total Cash $220,938

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