Lee Ann Gliha has served as Nexstar’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2021. Ms. Gliha oversees all financial aspects of the Company’s business, including internal and external financial reporting, internal audit, compliance and controls, investor relations, and treasury and capital markets functions, and has a prominent role in strategic planning, business development, and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Gliha brings more than 20 years of experience in media, broadcasting, and entertainment investment banking to her new role at Nexstar, serving most recently as a Managing Director at Jefferies LLC., since 2016. Over the course of her career, she has advised a wide range of clients and structured transactions worth more than $90 billion, primarily in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sector, including mergers, acquisitions, divestures, and debt and equity financings.
Prior to joining Jefferies, Ms. Gliha served as a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey from 2008 to 2016, specializing in media and out-of-home entertainment investment banking. During her tenure, Ms. Gliha completed more than 30 transactions and in 2011 was named to Investment Dealers’ Digest 40 Under 40 Dealmakers List. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Gliha held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the banking and finance industry at companies such as UBS Investment Bank, Banc of America Securities, and Live Nation, Inc., where she served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance from 2006 to 2008 and was responsible for the company’s mergers and acquisitions, financing, and investor relations functions.
Ms. Gliha is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Hot Rod Association. She graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Ms. Gliha also has a pre-existing personal connection to Nexstar—her sister is an award-winning investigative journalist at KDVR-TV, the company’s local television station in Denver.