Nexstar Broadcasting CEO Receives Media Award


The Nexstar Broadcasting family is about to start a new chapter.

And, our parent company’s leader has just been honored for his vision to inform and serve our community .

That honor came, with many others, across the country.

Wednesday night in Washington D.C., the Media Institute honored Nexstar Broadcasting Chairman, President and CEO Perry Sook.

The Media Institute is a non-profit foundation that’s focused on communications policy and excellence in journalism.

Sook received the American Horizon Award, recognizing his leadership, promoting the vitality and independence of American media.

Sook started Nexstar Broadcasting in 1996 with just one tv station.

Twenty years later, there’s more than 100 stations nationwide, including WTWO.

And that number will soon grow to 171 stations when pending acquisitions are finalized.

That means Nexstar Broadcasting will reach 39-percent of television households in America.

“We think that free press is a fabric of this country, and is what has made this country great. There’s not a state-run network and there are diversities of views. That’s why this award is particularly important I think; both honoring and humbling; that is really supporting and rewarding the work that our journalists do in our company everyday,” says Perry Sook, CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group.

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai was also honored with the Media Institute’s Freedom of Speech Award.

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