nexstar broadcasting group-a (NXST) Key Developments
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. Appoints Chris Pruitt as Vice President and General Manager of Central Texas Television and Digital Operations
Jul 28 15
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that Chris Pruitt has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of KWKT-TV (FOX), KYLE-TV (MyNetworkTV) and associated digital services, including Estrella TV and community web portal MyCenTX.com serving the Waco, Temple and Bryan, TX market DMA (#87). Mr. Pruitt will assume his new responsibilities immediately and report to Julie Pruett, Senior Vice President of Nexstar Broadcasting. Before his return to Nexstar, he served as VP and General Manager of KMVT-TV (CBS/CW) and KSVT-TV (FOX) in Twin Falls, ID for five years where he successfully directed the stations.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on August 28, 2015
Jul 24 15
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share of its Class A common stock. The dividend is payable on August 28, 2015, to shareholders of record on August 14, 2015.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. Announces Executive Changes
Jun 24 15
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that Michael J. Smith has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of WFRV-TV (CBS) and associated digital services, including WeAreGreenBay.com serving Green Bay, Wisconsin DMA (#68). In his new role, he will also be responsible for overseeing WJMN-TV (CBS) and associated digital services, including UPMatters.com serving Marquette, Michigan DMA (#180). Mr. Smith will assume his new responsibilities immediately and report to Tim Busch, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Nexstar Broadcasting. Mr. Smith replaces Joseph Denk who was recently promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Nexstar’s television and digital operations serving Memphis and Jackson, Tennessee. Since 2013, he served as General Sales Manager of WFRV-TV and associated digital services, while also acting as the National Sales Manager for WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV — a position he has held since 2000.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and CBS Enter into Affiliation Agreement Renewals
Jun 17 15
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced a long-term affiliation agreement with the CBS Television Network which covers four of its owned stations including KGPE-TV in Fresno, CA; KREX-TV in Grand Junction, CO; KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, NV and WTAJ-TV in Altoona, PA. In addition, Mission Broadcasting, Inc. entered into a new agreement for WYOU-TV in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA.
Nexstar Promotes Sandra Zoldowski to Vice President-General Manager of KGJT and KREX-TV
May 29 15
Nexstar promotes Sandra Zoldowski to vice president-general manager of KGJT and KREX-TV, both in Grand Junction, Colorado, two satellite stations and associated digital services, and for managing KFQX Grand Junction under a local marketing agreement, succeeding Randy Stone, recently promoted to same title for TV and digital operations in Monroe, Louisiana, and El Dorado, Arkansas.