Jack W. Gravely is a veteran broadcaster with over 15 years of experience. From May 1983 to June 1987 Jack produced and aired a 90 second commentary on WRVA-AM radio twice weekly. In November 1989, CNN and Richmond’s NBC-TV affiliate retained Jack as an election night commentator and political analyst along with Dr. Larry Sabato from the University of Virginia to cover the historic election of L. Douglas Wilder as Governor of Virginia.
For five years, 1996-2002, Jack hosted an award winning 3-hour talk show in Richmond, Virginia on WRVA-AM. In April 1997, the Virginia Association of Broadcasters awarded the Metro Radio News Promotion Award to “The Jack Gravely Show”. One caller stated, “Jack’s show simply sizzled every Saturday night.” His guest, topics and interviews attracted calls and comments from St. Louis to Canada to Louisville.
Mr. Gravely has been a guest on the Today Show, Nightline, Crossfire, Good Morning America, The Bill Moyer’s Journal, The Tony Brown Show, C-Span, CBS Morning News, and the Bev Smith Show. He was a frequent quest panelist on local public affairs shows across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
His letters and speeches have been published in the Richmond Times- Dispatch, The Richmond Afro-American, The Free Press of Richmond, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph and The Washington Post. Jack W. Gravely has an extensive background in public service, civil rights, management consulting, public speaking, university teaching and volunteer service. Jack has delivered over 600 speeches across America and Canada.
Jack was the State Director, Virginia NAACP, Chair, Board of Director and Special Assistant to Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, National NAACP, Baltimore, Maryland. Jack was appointed the first Director of Diversity, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by Chairman William E. Kennard in September 1995. Jack worked to the NAACP for 16 years at the state and national level. He is a graduate of Fayetteville State University (NC} and the University of Virginia School of Law. He has testified before US Congressional Committees, Virginia General Assemble Committees, and has appeared before policy-making boards at the local, state and federal levels.
Mr. Gravely is a graduate of Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina with a BS degree in History and Government and received his Juris Doctor (JD) in Law from the University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia.