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.

Below are just a few accolades our journalists have recently received.

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the national winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards on August 17, 2021. Nexstar’s news operations received two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in the categories of “Continuing Coverage,” won by KDVR-TV in Denver, and “Hard News,” won by KSNW-TV in Wichita, Kansas.

On May 6, 2021, the local news operations of the broadcasting division of Nexstar Media Inc. received a total of 47 regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including recognition for “Overall Excellence,” “Best Newscast,” and “Breaking News Coverage.” A total of 31 Nexstar television stations received regional Murrow Awards, with 12 stations receiving multiple awards, led by KOIN-TV in Portland, OR, KXAN-TV in Austin, TX, WPRI-TV in Providence, RI, and KSNW-TV in Wichita, KS, each of which received three awards.

Click here for a full list of Nexstar’s 2021 Regional 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.

In 2021, a total of 47 Nexstar television stations have been honored with a total of 129 Regional Emmy awards.  WPIX-TV in New York City won 17, KDVR-TV in Denver won 15, WGN-TV in Chicago won 11.

Click here for a listing of Nexstar’s 2021 Emmy winners and here for Nexstar’s full list of winners from 2020.

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 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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