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

Three resorts rewarded for “overall excellence”

Honors achieved include six awards for “excellence in innovation”, five for “digital” and four for “excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion”

Two Mission Broadcasting, Inc. TV stations win four Murrow Awards

IRVING, Texas (June 1, 2022) – Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), today announced that it has won 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, and eight stations received multiple awards. Additionally, two television stations owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc., for which 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), each received five awards.

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

Commenting on the awards, Susan Tully, Senior Vice President of Local Content Development at Nexstar Media Inc., said, “Nexstar produces over 283,000 hours of local programming each year, and it’s very gratifying that the hard work of our team be honored by RTDNA. ”

Below is the full list of regional Edward R. Murrow awards for Nexstar and Mission Broadcasting TV channels:

REGION 2: SMALL MARKET

Overall Excellence
Overall Excellence from KGET
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, California

Breaking News Coverage
Killed in the line of duty
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, California

Excellence in innovation
cover the numbers
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, California

Writing Excellence
Fentanyl: the counterfeit killer
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, California

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

REGION 3: LARGE MARKET

Digital
FOX31
KDVR-TV
Denver, CO

REGION 4: SMALL MARKET

Excellence in innovation
Drought Tour 2021
KELO TV
Sioux Falls, SD

Current affairs documentary
KELOLAND investigates cold cases
KELO TV
Sioux Falls, SD

REGION 5: LARGE MARKET

Excellence in innovation
autumn increased
KTVI/KPLR-TV
St. Louis, Missouri

REGION 5: SMALL MARKET

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

New
KSN News Midday Kansas dust storm blows through
KSNW-TV
Wichita, KS

REGION 6: LARGE MARKET

Continuous coverage
Texas State Psychiatric Hospital backlog investigation
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

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

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

Investigation reports
Consequences for Mental Competence: The Hidden and Unreliable Data Texas Tracks…or Doesn’t
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

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

REGION 7: LARGE MARKET

Overall Excellence
FOX59 News
WXIN-TV
Indianapolis, Indiana

Digital
FOX59.com
WXIN-TV
Indianapolis, Indiana

REGION 7: SMALL MARKET

Feature reports
A reason to fight
WLNS-TV
Lansing, Mich.

REGION 8: LARGE MARKET

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Charlotte helps Haiti
WJZY-TV
Charlotte, North Carolina

Investigation reports
Last disrespect
WJZY-TV
Charlotte, North Carolina

REGION 9: SMALL MARKET

Investigation reports
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 flood
WSYR-TV
Syracuse, NY

Continuous coverage
Botched Bounty Hunter Raid
WIVB-TV
Buffalo, NY

Digital
What’s good about Studio B
WROC-TV
Rochester, NY

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Seeking racial justice
WIVB-TV
Buffalo, NY

Excellence in innovation
Buffalo’s Story: The Story Happens Here
WIVB-TV
Buffalo, NY

REGION 12: SMALL MARKET

Overall Excellence
WRIC 8News
WRIC TV
Richmond, Virginia

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The soul of RVA
WRIC TV
Richmond, Virginia

Excellence in innovation
RVA illuminates
WRIC TV
Richmond, Virginia

AWARDS WON BY MISSION BROADCASTING, INC. TV STATIONS

REGION 6: SMALL MARKET

hard news
Forgive my son’s killer – Fighting drunk driving
KPEJ-TV (Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
Odessa, Texas

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 people live in the face of great 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 annually . Nexstar has America’s largest local broadcast group of top affiliate networks, with 200 owned or partnered stations in 116 US markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s television assets also include NewsNation, the fastest growing national cable news and entertainment network in the United States, reaching 75 million TV households, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% stake in TV Food Network. The company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, is collectively among the top 10 digital news and information properties in the United States. In addition to providing exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar offers large-scale premium cross-platform advertising opportunities for businesses and brands looking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, visit www.nexstar.tv

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