North Dakota Native and Accomplished Sales Management Executive to Lead KXMB-TV (CBS), KXMC-TV (CBS), KXMD (CBS), KXMA-TV (CW) and myndnow.com
MINOT, BISMARCK, DICKINSON and WILLISTON, North Dakota and IRVING, Texas – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced today that Tammy Blumhagen has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of KXMB-TV (CBS), KXMC-TV (CBS), KXMD (CBS), KXMA-TV (CW) and associated digital services including myndnow.com, serving Minot, Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston, ND (DMA #146). Prior to her promotion, she most recently served as Director of Sales at Nexstar’s central and western North Dakota television and digital operations. Ms. Blumhagen will assume her new responsibilities immediately and report to Julie Pruett, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
A North Dakota native and accomplished sales management executive, Ms. Blumhagen has over 17 years of experience in the broadcast industry and has spent the majority of her career serving local communities in the Minot, Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston market. Importantly, she brings to her new role at Nexstar expertise in local and national sales management, personnel training, local programming and content production, business development and strategic planning across multiple media platforms. As Director of Sales at KXMB-TV, KXMC-TV, KXMD, KXMA-TV and myndnow.com, Ms. Blumhagen developed and led highly effective sales teams and implemented multi-platform marketing initiatives that resulted in increased broadcast and digital revenues. In addition, she established unique programming partnerships and launched innovative mobile content strategies that generated positive results for advertisers, while further enhancing audience engagement and improving top line performance.
Before Nexstar’s acquisition of Reiten Television’s central and western North Dakota CBS station affiliates in early 2016, Ms. Blumhagen served as Corporate Sales Manager for Reiten where she was responsible for developing revenue-generating strategies for the stations’ local programming and leading all aspects of sales across its local, national and digital advertising verticals. Prior to that, she served as Owner and Principal Consultant for Blueprint Media where she provided strategic direction, branding, media planning and creative concept development services to local businesses. Earlier in her career, Ms. Blumhagen served as a Local Sales Manager for Reiten. She began her broadcast career in 1999 as an Account Executive for Forum Communications.
Commenting on the appointment, Julie Pruett stated, “Tammy has an impressive broadcast television and sales management career with a long-term record of service in the Minot, Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston market. As a native of North Dakota, she has deep community connections and has built a solid reputation as a trusted business partner who is committed to the growth and economic success of local clients. Importantly, she has an intimate understanding of Nexstar’s culture and a proven history of generating positive results for our local clients, while growing revenues for our television, website and mobile verticals. During her tenure as Director of Sales, she successfully transitioned the department to a true multi-platform operation by assembling high-performing sales teams and implementing results-driven marketing strategies, while improving overall service to our local and national advertisers. With her promotion, Tammy is taking the logical next step in her professional career with Nexstar and we have the highest degree of confidence in her ability to continue elevating the commitment of our North Dakota television and digital operations to delivering superior local content production for our viewers and scalable diversified marketing solutions for our advertisers.”
Commenting on her new role, Tammy Blumhagen said, “For over a decade, I’ve had the privilege of serving the outstanding Minot, Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston communities in my home state of North Dakota and I am grateful to extend that record of service as Vice President and General Manager of KXMB-TV, KXMC-TV, KXMD, KXMA-TV and myndnow.com. In this new role at Nexstar, I will utilize the sales management, marketing experience and community relationships built over my career to further strengthen the position of our central and western North Dakota operations, while delivering excellent results and greater levels of service to our local viewers and advertisers. I look forward to working alongside my exceptional colleagues as we continue to build upon our legacy of local news leadership and client service excellence across our broadcast, digital and mobile media platforms.”
Ms. Blumhagen is a graduate of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber Leadership Program and previously served as Board President of AdFed. She also served on the Board of Directors for MSA United Way and as the former Communications Chair of MSA Women United.
Tammy and her husband Bill live in Bismarck with their two sons Braydon and Benjamin.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
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