Keith P. Hopkins was appointed the company’s Senior Vice President of Distribution on September 1, 2017. In this newly created position, Mr. Hopkins oversees strategic local content distribution initiatives and affiliate relations for Nexstar’s broadcast and digital operations in 100 markets across the United States. Prior to joining Nexstar, Mr. Hopkins served as Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Tribune Media where he negotiated complex carriage agreements with multichannel video programming distributors (“MVPDs”) and new emerging platforms for all of Tribune’s owned or operated television stations, as well as WGN America. Before that, he served as Senior Director, Affiliate Sales and Marketing for the Pac-12 Networks, where he was on the launch team that led the global distribution development efforts for the Pac-12 national, regional and digital networks and executed carriage agreements. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hopkins was a National Account Sales Manager at NBC Universal / Comcast Corporation. Mr. Hopkins is on the board for the NBC Sports Philadelphia Shining Stars Awards, an event he helped co-found to benefit the March of Dimes. He resides in Dallas with his wife and daughter.