Gary Weitman was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer in September 2019 in connection with the Company’s acquisition of Tribune Media Company. He also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Nexstar Media Foundation. Prior to this, Mr. Weitman was a Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations at Tribune Media Company from 2008 to 2019 and was Vice President, Corporate Communications from 2000 to 2008.
Prior to his work with Tribune, Mr. Weitman was Executive Director, Corporate Communications at Allied Riser Communications Corp. From 1997 through 1999, he served as Senior Vice President, Media Relations at Hill and Knowlton, Inc., in Chicago. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weitman spent 15 years in broadcast journalism, holding positions of increasing responsibility at the CBS- and FOX-owned television stations in Chicago, IL from 1982 to 1997.
Mr. Weitman holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He was a William Benton Fellow in broadcast journalism at the University of Chicago from 1989 to 1990. Mr. Weitman and his wife, Chris, have been married 22 years and have five children. They reside in Dallas, TX.