Jerry Walsh was named Senior Vice President of Local Content Development in July 2023. He had served as Vice President of Local Content Development since April of 2017. In his current role, Mr. Walsh is responsible for coordinating and supervising Nexstar’s coverage of political affairs, including major party conventions, debates, and elections. He also oversees Nexstar’s Washington, D.C., bureau, and he supports Nexstar’s 110 local newsrooms across the country. Mr. Walsh has played a key role in the launch of the company’s state capitol/legislative news bureaus, and in developing the strategies for the coverage of major events, including the Olympics and Super Bowl.
Mr. Walsh joined the Nexstar corporate team in July of 2011 as the Director of Local Content Development. From 2007-2011, he was News Director at Nexstar station WROC in Rochester, NY. Under Mr. Walsh’s leadership in Rochester, the station grew television ratings, digital audience, expanded newscasts and earned several journalism awards.
Prior to joining Nexstar, Mr. Walsh held news positions in Utica, NY and Albany, NY. Since starting his career in 1992, he has held positions ranging from photographer to producer to news director. He is a past Chairman of the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Radio Television Digital News Association.