Irving, TX and Wilkes-Barre, PA (October 4, 2022) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WBRE-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Wilkes-Barre, PA, and the surrounding area, today announced that the Foundation will donate $5,000 to the Luzerne Foundation. The Luzerne Foundation works to enhance the lives of Luzerne County residents by evaluating and addressing community needs through strategic grantmaking, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to causes that matter to them.
“Every day, truly generous people are doing great things in our community to help others,” said David Pedri, President and CEO of the Luzerne Foundation. “This partnership with Nexstar allows us to properly honor them for their good works and to hopefully motivate even more people to lend a hand to those in need. We are thrilled to partner with Nexstar and look forward to getting the word out about so many great and charitable initiatives.
“We’re so happy to join in cooperative effort with such a great organization,” said Andrew Wyatt, Vice President and General Manager of WBRE-TV. “Through their support of local non-profits, they help literally thousands of children in NEPA; making the Luzerne Foundation an ideal partner for our mission of putting children first. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is core to the company’s mission, and we are honored that the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is making this donation in recognition of the deep relationship between WBRE-TV and the Luzerne Foundation.”
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
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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 across television, streaming and digital platforms, including more than 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 national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, 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 and video-on-demand 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 Nexstar.tv.
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