Awards & Accomplishments


Since the company’s founding in 1996, Nexstar Media Group 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.

Below are just a few accolades our journalists have received in 2020.

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the national winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards, with the local news operations of Nexstar Inc. garnering four awards, including recognition as the only local station group to win a National Murrow Award in the prestigious network division for an exclusive series of special cross-platform stories about immigration and everyday life along the border of the United States and Mexico.

Earlier in the year, 30 Nexstar television stations received a total of 50 regional Murrow Awards, including recognition for “Overall Excellence” and “Best Newscast.” Twelve stations received multiple awards, led by KXAN-TV in Austin, TX, which received a total of seven.

Click here for a full list of Nexstar’s 2020 Murrow Award Winners.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 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.

Nexstar is proud to have 29 stations be honored with 89 Emmy awards in 2020, with KDVR in Denver, CO, winning 21 awards.

Click here for a full list of Nexstar’s 2020 Emmy Winners.

The PROMAX North American Station Summit Awards are the industry’s premier celebration of outstanding achievement in local broadcast marketing and promotion. They honor the dedicated professionals who build loyal viewership and create the local television brands that are vital civic partners in cities and towns from coast to coast.

In December, four Nexstar stations (WGN, KTLA, KOIN, and WDAF) won a total of six awards.

Click here for a full list of Nexstar’s 2020 PROMAX Award winners.

2020 Catalyst Award

Nexstar Media received the 2020 Catalyst Award at TVB’s Alt Forward Conference 2020, the Television Bureau of Advertising’s (TVB) annual leadership conference. The Catalyst Award, which recognizes a communications company that creates strategic programs to advance meaningful social change, was given for the company’s outstanding support of Ad Council public service campaigns over the past year.

All Nexstar stations participated in Project Roadblock, an annual local broadcast TV campaign designed to reduce drunk driving fatalities over the course of the holiday season. Also, Nexstar stations led all participants in donated media value, with over $1 million dollars in value and 8,697 detections.

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