At a meeting of the NHAB Board of Directors on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Andrew Vrees was elected to fill the remaining term of Jeff Bartlett, who has retired from WMUR-TV.
Andrew is the new president and general manager of the Manchester television station, but he is no stranger to the station or New Hampshire. He is a Stratham native and served as WMUR’s news director between 2004 and 2009. He later moved to WCVB-TV in Boston and most recently has been a vice president of WMUR’s parent company, Hearst.
Jeff Bartlett spent two decades at the helm of WMUR after a lengthy career which included stops at KHBS-TV/KHOG-TV in Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Arkansas; WBBM-TV in Chicago; KYW-TV in Philadelphia; WBZ-TV in Boston; WTUL-TV in Tulsa; KGUN-TV in Tucson; WTVJ-TV in Miami; and KMGH-TV in Denver.
Jeff served NHAB in various capacities continually from 2001 to 2021. He chaired the board from 2002-2003 and again from 2006-2007. He was named NHAB’s Broadcaster of the Year in 2006. NHAB wishes him the best in retirement!