WHHI-TV has been on the air since 1992 and is stronger than ever. We're serious about quality local programming and keeping our local community informed and engaged through our broadcasts.
Our broadcast signal spans all of Beaufort County including Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head. The signal also expands into Georgia, reaching Pooler residents.
WHHI-TV covers news, local sports, and local elections. We are always striving to:
Byrne Media COO
Wayne Morris joined WHHI-TV as a part of the new ownership group in June of 2006. Before joining WHHI-TV he worked for Raycom Media in Columbia, SC. Wayne received a Marketing Degree from Clemson University in 2004. Wayne served as General Manager for WHHI-TV and is now Chief Operating Officer for Byrne Acquisition Group (WHHI-TV Parent Company). To learn more about Byrne Media's team, visit their website. Wayne is married to Ashley Morris and has 3 children: Sophie, Steven, and Sarah.
WHHI General Manager
Jessa Jeremiah first joined WHHI-TV as an on-air personality in 2012 anchoring one of the station's first newscasts. From there, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin and helped grow the Byrne Group's new CW57 station as Account Executive and On-Air Personality. As the station transitioned to "Wisconsin's 57 Television", she was promoted to General Manager. After working for another Madison-based station for several years, she has returned to her work family at Byrne Media as General Manager of WHHI Television and joyfully returns with her husband to the Lowcountry to raise her two daughters, Primlee and Paislee.
WHHI General Sales Manager
Jessica Sarrett moved to Hilton Head Island 5 years ago, and has been the General Sales Manager at WHHI-TV since 2016. She attended Blufield State College on a full softball scholarship, and immediately began working in marketing and media sales upon graduation, totaling over 14 years of experience. Aside from marketing experience and knowledge, she is also a licensed captain and enjoys fishing any chance she gets. In her spare time, she also enjoys fitness and yoga – because it’s good for the soul. She has the most amazing daughter who keeps her on her toes, and is her motivation for everything she does. Jessica feels truly blessed to work at WHHI-TV with her wonderful staff, and loves the beautiful Lowcountry!
WHHI Account Executive
Susan Green joined the WHHI-TV family in June of 2019. She’s been a resident of the area since 1985, and prior to WHHI-TV, she had a 30-year marketing career at The Island Packet, a McClatchy Company. She is married to a local retired Hilton Head firefighter and has 5 sons.
WHHI Account Executive
Jessica Kirk is originally from Indiana, where she attended Indiana University majoring in Corporate Communications and Marketing. She has been in sales for over 10 years, and has been with WHHI-TV for 2 years. She has a passion for finding creative solutions to fit every client’s personal needs. She has a great husband, two dachshunds, and she loves living in the Lowcountry, enjoying the beach!
WHHI Account Executive
Marty Student brings over 40 years of broadcast sales and marketing experience to the Lowcountry. After having spent 38 years in broadcast radio in Akron, Ohio, Marty felt it was time for a change and time to get out of the cold. So, he moved his family to Beaufort, SC, to slow things down a bit. Fortunately, he was contacted by WHHI-TV and has become an integral part of their sales promotion team since 2015.
WHHI Lead Production Coordinator
Jeremy was born and raised in Southwest Virginia. Despite receiving an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Drafting, he decided to take up video as the family trade. Working with two local channels, as well as freelance work, gave him the opportunity to hone his skills in filming and editing. Jeremy began working with WHHI-TV when he moved to the Lowcountry in 2011 and has enjoyed being close to the local community ever since. He currently resides in Bluffton with his wife and son.
WHHI Production Coordinator
Originally from Pennsylvania, Maria Isabel moved to Hilton Head Island in 2019 after graduating from St John’s University in New York with a Bachelors of Science in Television and Film Production. Working freelance for two years for WWHITV, she now joins us full time as the Production Coordinator, and is very excited for this opportunity.
WHHI News and Program Manager
Lisa Richardson has been a Lowcountry resident since 1995 and has always had an interest in TV & Media since she was a kid. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Human Resources Major. She has worked in full-time community ministry with a focus on ministry communications for 15 years along with hosting a show for WHHI for 6 years. She has long been involved in many aspects of our community, the area schools, and sports.
She and her husband have 3 teenage girls.
Byrne Media Business Development
Zach Washburn joined Byrne Media in 2020 as the company's Director of Business Development. Native to Greenville, SC, and Clemson Alum, Zach's experience in working with local & regional businesses across the Carolinas has led him to become a strategic fit for the growth of Byrne Media. Zach has held positions with local ABC & FOX TV affiliates between the Upstate and Low Country, and most recently with Clemson's multimedia rights holder, JMI Sports. Zach also serves as head of Byrne Media's digital marketing platform. He is married to Caroline Washburn and resides in Greenville, SC with their yellow lab, Sunday.
Digital Communications Manager
Lowcountry Native and GA resident Latia Nelson has been in the Byrne Media family for 7 years. She currently serves as the Digital Communications Manager for the company helping to manage digital advertising and communications for all Bryne Media properties. Ms. Nelson has over 10 years of experience in branding and media marketing and is currently an MBA candidate at JWMI.