Taffanelli joins Telemundo Abilene newscast as weekday anchor

The following was sent out from Media Moves: Nexstar Media Group-owned KTAB has revamped its Telemundo station’s on-air look and hired Karen Taffanelli as weekday anchor for Noticias Abilene. Taffanelli was brought on board as a solo anchor to replace Arim Herrera, who left Telemundo Abilene last year seeking other opportunities out of state. Prior to […]

Johnson swaps Nexstar Media Group for WESH-TV

Liv Johnson, a news reporter at Nexstar Media Group, has left to join WESH-TV Ch. 2, an NBC-affiliate in Florida as an anchor/reporter. She begins in February. Johnson worked at broadcaster TEGNA and interned at CNN. She graduated from Syracuse University. Be sure to congratulate Johnson via Twitter.

Nexstar Media to own 75 percent stake in The CW Network

Nexstar Media Group is planning to acquire a 75 percent ownership in The CW Network. Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global, the current co-owners of The CW, will each retain a 12.5 percent ownership interest. An excerpt from the announcement reads: “The proposed transaction is expected to create value for Nexstar shareholders by solidifying the […]

Nexstar to expand local news operations

Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has announced the expansion of local news operations serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Some of the text reads: “The company plans to bring its two television stations currently serving the area, WDVM-TV (Ind) in Hagerstown, and WDCW-TV (CW) in Washington, D.C. (DMA #7), […]

Nexstar Media journalist New set to depart

Danny New, host of Daytime, the nationally syndicated lifestyle program that broadcasts out of WFLA, the NBC affiliate of Tampa, Florida, will be leaving. Previously, he was co-host and producer of Mass Appeal at WWLP, the NBC-affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. He also served as an associate producer – sports at NBC 6 South Florida – WTVJ. […]

Nexstar Media Group promotes Hart to VP and GM of broadcast and digital operations

The following excerpt announcement was sent out by Nexstar Media Group: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced the promotion of David Hart to Vice President and General Manager of its broadcasting and digital operations in Savannah, Georgia, including WSAV-TV (NBC), WSAV-DT2 (CW), wsav.com, and their related digital and social media […]

Nexstar Media Group names Forsgren VP and GM of broadcasting and digital

The following excerpt announcement was sent out by Nexstar Media Group: Nexstar Media Inc. has appointed Larry Forsgren as Vice President and General Manager of its broadcasting and digital operations in Champaign-Springfield, IL, including WCIA-TV (CBS), WCIX-TV (MyNet), WCIA.com and their related digital and social media channels. Mr. Forsgren will begin his duties immediately and report to […]

Meyer named Washington correspondent at NewsNation

Kellie Meyer has joined NewsNation as Washington correspondent. She was most recently a Washington correspondent at Nexstar Media Group, where she was reporting for 197 television stations in 115 markets across the country. She has also worked as a correspondent at CBS USVI in US Virgin Islands and was a Washington correspondent at Gray Television/Lilly […]

Nexstar Media acquires The Hill for $130 million

Political digital media company The Hill has been acquired by Nexstar Media for $130 million, reports Variety. Nexstar operates TV stations in 116 markets and 120 local websites. The company said, “the acquisition of The Hill would be immediately accretive to its operating results.” “The Hill has a nationally recognized brand known for delivering balanced […]

ABC’s Corn appointed president of news at NewsNation

Nexstar Media Inc. has named Michael Corn president of news for NewsNation. In his new role, Corn will oversee the long-term strategy and daily operations of NewsNation’s current news programming and any future content expansion. Corn will be reporting to Sean Compton, president of Nexstar Media Inc.’s Networks Division. For more than 6 years, Corn […]