Nexstar Media Inc. and Mission Broadcasting, Inc. Receive Sigma Delta Chi Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists

KETK-TV in Tyler, TX, and KLRT-TV in Little Rock, AR, Honored in Categories of Public Service in Television and Television Feature Reporting

IRIVING, TX (Aug. 30, 2022) – KETK-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc., television station serving Tyler and Longview, TX, and KLRT-TV, the Mission Broadcasting, Inc., television station serving Little Rock, AR, and the surrounding area today announced that each has earned a Sigma Delta Chi Award and Bronze Medallion from the National 2021 Society of Professional Journalists.

KETK-TV was honored with the PUBLIC SERVICE IN TELEVISION JOURNALISM AWARD for Small Markets, size 51 and up, for its special report, “Growing Pains: A Parent’s Guide to Mental Health.”  The multi-platform, five-part series focused on the struggles parents face when dealing with an adolescent’s  mental health issues.  The series also provided resources available in East Texas to support families navigating the impact of mental health on their daily lives.

KLRT FOX 16 won the TELEVISION FEATURE REPORTING AWARD for its special report, “Brotherly Competition.” The special report by Kevin Kelly highlighted the friendly competition between Kelly and his brother, which ended up saving his brother’s life.  KLRT-TV is owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc.

Since the company’s founding in 1996, Nexstar has established a company-wide commitment to delivering exceptional locally produced programming and service to the communities in which it operates.

About Nexstar Media Group Inc.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content, including 290,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s television assets also include NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit

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EVP & Chief Communications Officer

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