15 Nexstar Media Inc. Television Stations Win 31 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Outstanding Journalism and Exceptional Locally Produced News Programming

Three Stations Honored for “Overall Excellence”

Honors Achieved Include Six Awards for “Excellence in Innovation,” Five for “Digital,” and Four in “Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”

Two Mission Broadcasting, Inc., Television Stations Win Four Murrow Awards

IRVING, Texas (June 1, 2022) – Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it has earned a total of 31 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), including recognition for “Overall Excellence,” “Best Newscast,” Digital,” and “Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” A total of 15 Nexstar television stations received regional Murrow Awards, with eight stations receiving multiple awards.  In addition, two television stations owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc., for whom Nexstar produces the news, received a total of four Murrow awards, with KLRT-TV (FOX) in Little Rock, AR (DMA #60) winning three.

Three Nexstar stations, WXIN-TV (FOX) in Indianapolis, IN (DMA# 25), WRIC-TV (ABC) in Richmond, VA (DMA# 56), and KGET-TV (NBC) in Bakersfield, CA (DMA #125),, were recognized for “Overall Excellence.”  Two stations, KGET-TV and KXAN-TV (NBC) in Austin, TX (DMA #37), received five awards each.

“The prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards reflect the exceptional work done by Nexstar’s local teams to deliver essential, accurate and timely information to our viewers across the country,” said Andy Alford, President of Nexstar Media Inc.’s Broadcasting Division. “Today, as we celebrate our 31 regional Murrow Awards, we also would like to recognize the work delivered every day by Nexstar’s 5,500 local journalists in 110 local newsrooms across the country.  Our journalists have a common vision, a commitment to localism, and a passion for professional excellence, and we are extraordinarily proud of their work.”

Commenting on the awards, Susan Tully, SVP of Local Content Development at Nexstar Media Inc., said, “Nexstar produces over 283,000 hours of local programming every year, and it is very gratifying to have the hard work of our team honored by RTDNA.”

Below is the complete list of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Nexstar and Mission Broadcasting television stations:

REGION 2: SMALL MARKET

Overall Excellence
KGET Overall Excellence
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, CA

Breaking News Coverage
Killed in the Line of Duty
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, CA

Excellence in Innovation
Covering the numbers
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, CA

Excellence in Writing
Fentanyl: The Counterfeit Killer
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, CA

Newscast
17 News at Sunrise: Killed in the Line of Duty
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, CA

 

REGION 3: LARGE MARKET

Digital
FOX31
KDVR-TV
Denver, CO

 

REGION 4: SMALL MARKET

Excellence in Innovation
2021 Drought Tour
KELO-TV
Sioux Falls, SD

News Documentary
KELOLAND Investigates Cold Cases
KELO-TV
Sioux Falls, SD

 

REGION 5: LARGE MARKET

Excellence in Innovation
Augmented Autumn
KTVI/KPLR-TV
St. Louis, MO

 

REGION 5: SMALL MARKET

Digital
KSN News Digital
KSNW-TV (in partnership with The Journal)
Wichita, KS

Newscast
KSN News at Noon, Kansas Dust Storm Blows In
KSNW-TV
Wichita, KS

 

REGION 6: LARGE MARKET

Continuing Coverage
Investigating Texas’ State Mental Hospital Backlog
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

Digital
KXAN Investigates – kxan.com
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

Excellence in Innovation
Mental Competency Consequences: The Hidden and Unreliable Data Texas Tracks … or Doesn’t
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

Investigative Reporting
Mental Competency Consequences: The Hidden and Unreliable Data Texas Tracks … or Doesn’t
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

Podcast
Catalyst: Season 4 – Police Transparency Update | ’Keep the Hope Alive’
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

REGION 7: LARGE MARKET

Overall Excellence
FOX59 News
WXIN-TV
Indianapolis, IN

Digital
FOX59.com
WXIN-TV
Indianapolis, IN

 

REGION 7: SMALL MARKET

Feature Reporting
A Reason to Fight
WLNS-TV
Lansing, MI

 

REGION 8: LARGE MARKET

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Charlotte Helps Haiti
WJZY-TV
Charlotte, NC

Investigative Reporting
Final Disrespects
WJZY-TV
Charlotte, NC

 

REGION 9: SMALL MARKET

Investigative Reporting
KARK 4’s Working 4 You: Denied
KARK-TV
Little Rock, AR

 

REGION 10: SMALL MARKET

News Series
The Forgotten
WPRI-TV
Providence, RI

REGION 11: SMALL MARKET

Breaking News Coverage
Central New York Flooding
WSYR-TV
Syracuse, NY 

Continuing Coverage
Botched Bounty Hunter Raid
WIVB-TV
Buffalo, NY

Digital
What’s Good from Studio B
WROC-TV
Rochester, NY

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In Pursuit of Racial Justice
WIVB-TV
Buffalo, NY

Excellence in Innovation
The Buffalo Story: History Happens Here
WIVB-TV
Buffalo, NY

 

REGION 12: SMALL MARKET

Overall Excellence
WRIC 8News
WRIC-TV
Richmond, VA

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Soul of RVA
WRIC-TV
Richmond, VA

Excellence in Innovation
RVA Illuminates
WRIC-TV
Richmond, VA

AWARDS WON BY MISSION BROADCASTING, INC. TELEVISION STATIONS

REGION 6: SMALL MARKET

Hard News
Forgiving My Son’s Killer – Fighting Drunk Driving
KPEJ-TV (Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
Odessa, TX

 

REGION 9: SMALL MARKET

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
‘All Hell Broke Loose’: A Look at Black Wall Street
KLRT-TV (Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
Little Rock, AR

Hard News
Victory Over Violence: Young Lives Facing Big Fears
KLRT-TV (Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
Little Rock, AR

News Series
Justice for Angela
KLRT-TV (Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
Little Rock, AR

 

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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 283,000 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 75 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 www.nexstar.tv

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