Nexstar Media Group Garners 33 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Leading Local News and Journalistic Excellence

Nexstar’s Organization-Wide Commitment to Exceptional Locally Produced Programming and Community Service Acknowledged in 19 Regional Markets

IRVING, Texas – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced today the regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards with the local news operations of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NXST: Nasdaq) garnering thirty-three awards including: News Series (6), Newscast (3), Investigative Reporting (3), Hard News (3), News Documentary (3), Excellence in Writing (2), Feature Reporting (2), Excellence in Innovation (2), Excellence in Social Media (2), Website (2) Sports Reporting (1), Breaking News Coverage (1), Continuing Coverage (1), Excellence in Sound (1) and Overall Excellence (1).

Perry A. Sook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar Media Group commented, “For over two decades, Nexstar has cultivated an organization-wide commitment to support the evolving needs and interests of the people, communities and businesses that we serve each day.  I’m extremely proud of our team’s continued leadership in producing highly rated local programming as now more than ever viewers rely on our stations for credible news and information as well as entertainment.  These prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards reflect the exceptional work of our local teams to deliver essential, accurate and timely information to viewers in 100 markets across the country.

“As the nation’s largest local media company, we remain focused on extending our legacy of local news leadership as we continue to invest in expanding our capital news bureaus, resources and reporting capabilities to deliver more hours of exceptional local programming and service in our markets. We are extraordinarily proud of our strong standings in the local communities where we operate and congratulate our all of colleagues that are being honored today.”

In the 2017 competition, Nexstar’s news operations in nineteen markets were distinguished with the following honors:

Region Station Market Award
2 KGET Bakersfield, CA Continuing Coverage
2 KGET Bakersfield, CA Feature Reporting
2 KGET Bakersfield, CA News Documentary
2 KGET Bakersfield, CA Newscast
2 KGET Bakersfield, CA Overall Excellence
13 WSAV Savannah, GA Excellence in Social Media
13 WSAV Savannah, GA Excellence in Writing
13 WSAV Savannah, GA Investigative Reporting
13 WSAV Savannah, GA News Documentary
6 KXAN Austin, TX Excellence in Innovation
6 KXAN Austin, TX News Documentary
6 KXAN Austin, TX News Series
6 KXAN Austin, TX Website
11 WIVB Buffalo, NY Investigative Reporting
11 WIVB Buffalo, NY News Series
11 WIVB Buffalo, NY Newscast
9 KARK Little Rock, AR Excellence in Innovation
9 KARK Little Rock, AR Excellence in Social Media
9 WIAT Birmingham, AL Hard News
9 WIAT Birmingham, AL Newscast
7 WLNS Lansing, MI Excellence in Sound
7 WANE Fort Wayne, IN Excellence in Writing
7 WEHT Evansville, IN News Series
8 WATE Knoxville, TN Hard News
8 WJHL Johnson City, TN Investigative Reporting
10 WTNH New Haven, CT News Series
12 WRIC Richmond, VA Hard News
12 WFXR Roanoke, VA News Series
12 WAVY Norfolk, VA Breaking News Coverage
2 KGPE Fresno, CA News Series
4 KELO Sioux Falls, SD Website
5 WOI Des Moines, IA Feature Reporting
5 KOLR Springfield, MO Sports Reporting

“Nexstar’s more than 3,500 local journalists are dedicated to telling local stories that matter, with coverage that connects local viewers to their communities and empowers them to take action and make informed decisions,” said Jerry Walsh, VP of Local Content Development at Nexstar Media Group. “We applaud our stations and our journalists that were honored today. Their award-winning productions reflect our Company’s core commitment to deliver compelling, locally-produced news programming and content across all screens and devices to the local communities we serve in our markets. With the recently announced expansion of Nexstar’s Washington D.C. news bureau, this is a very exciting time for our viewers and we look forward to extending the level of service across our station footprint through these additive reporting capabilities and enhanced resources.”

The RTDNA has been recognizing outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.

About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 170 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. For more information please visit


Jerry Walsh

VP of Local Content Development

Nexstar Media Group, Inc.



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