Awards & Accomplishments


Since the company’s founding in 1996, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has established a company-wide commitment to delivering exceptional locally-produced programming and service to the communities in which it operates. Nexstar’s award-winning journalism brings to light authentically local stories with a focus on issues and abuses in the local community. Our job is to be accurate and thorough to permit our viewers to be informed on issues of importance.

In 2023, our local journalism was recognized with more than 500 awards. Below are just a few accolades our journalists have recently received.

Edward R. Murrow Awards

In May 2024, Nexstar Media Inc. announced that 25 of its television stations had earned a total of 35 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

KGET-TV in Bakersfield, CA, and WSYR-TV in Syracuse, NY, were honored for “Overall Excellence.”

In addition, KARK-TV  and KLRT-TV in Little Rock/Pine Bluff, AR , jointly received two regional Murrow awards in the “Breaking News Coverage,” and “Newscast” categories. KLRT-TV is owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc., for whom Nexstar produces the news. KARK-TV is owned by Nexstar.

Click here for a full list of Nexstar’s 2024 Regional Murrow Award winners.

2023 National Edward R. Murrow Awards

In August 2023, five Nexstar stations earned six national Edward R. Murrow Awards from RTDNA in six categories. WPRI in Providence, RI, was honored with two awards, one for Newscast and one for Overall Excellence. Below are this year’s honors:

WPRI in Providence, RI, won the Newscast (Small Market Television) category for Denison Street Shots Fired Incident, as week as won for Overall Excellence (Small Market Television).

WKRN in Nashville, TN, won the Breaking News Coverage (Large Market Television) category for Deadly I-65 Police-Involved Shooting.

WJZY Queen City News in Charlotte, NC, won the Continuing Coverage (Large Market Television) category for Lost Trust.

KXAN in Austin, TX, won the Excellence in Innovation (Large Market Television) category for Medical Debt Lawsuits: A Catalyst Project.

WIVB-TV in Buffalo, NY,  won the Excellence in Video (Small Market Television) category for Niagara Daredevils at Oakwood.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry.

The National Academy has 19 chapters located throughout the U.S. and each chapter announces their nominations and award winners at different times of the year. This section will be updated as they are announced.

As of the end of February 2024, only the Nashville/Midsouth chapter has announced winners, and three Nexstar stations have been honored with a total of five awards.

WGHP-TV in Greensboro, NC earned two awards for News Serious Feature (Multiple Reports) and Special Event Coverage. WNCN-TV in Raleigh, NC, WKRN-TV in Nashville, TN, and WJZY-TV in Charlotte, NC, each earned one award.

Click here to learn more information about Nexstar’s winners at the NATAS Nashville/Midsouth chapter.

In 2023, 37 Nexstar-owned and partner TV stations won a total of 117 Regional Emmy Awards. WPIX-TV in New York City and WGN-TV in Chicago each won 13. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, NM, won 11 and KXAN-TV in Austin, TX, won 10.

Associated Press Media Editor Awards

The AP honored ten Nexstar-owned and partner TV stations with 53 broadcast journalism awards, including 13 for WLNS-TV in Lansing, MI, 10 for WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and 8 for WKBN-TV in Youngstown, OH.

2023 Cynopsis Best of the Best Award

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. was selected as a winner for Best Social Good Programming in 2023’s Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards. The award honors our company’s Remarkable Woman of the Year initiative.

Four years running, Nexstar has produced Remarkable Woman of the Year, a nationwide initiative telling the often-overlooked stories of inspiring women across the country. The program shines the spotlight on community impact, self-achievement, innovation, and creativity and is designed to honor the influence that women have on public policy, social progress, and the quality of life in our country. A coast-to-coast initiative, Remarkable Woman of the Year garnered over 10,000 nominations in 2023.

National Recognition for NewsNation

NewsNation has been recognized by the following watchdog groups for unbiased content:

  • Ad Fontes Media rated NewsNation TV as “Most Reliable for News” with its political bias rated as “Middle or Balance” (12/2023)
  • AllSides rated NewsNation’s on-line property as “Center” for media bias (12/2023)
  • NewsGuard gave NewsNation a “Trust Score” of 100, the highest rating of any cable news network (12/2023)

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