First Amendment Awards Dinner Honors Nexstar Broadcasting Chair, President and CEO

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Radio Television Digital News Foundation hosted its 25th annual First Amendment Awards dinner Wednesday night in Washington D.C. 

The celebration honors working journalists and corporate executives for their hard work and dedication in the television broadcasting industry.  Wednesday night, Nexstar Chairman, President and CEO, Perry Sook received the First Amendment Service Award. 

When asked about the honor, Sook said, “Our local television stations do two things – one we produce local content which is our service to the community and our identity, and we help local advertisers and local businesses grow.”

Nexstar started with just one station 19 years ago and it now owns, operates and provides sales and other services to 105 television stations reaching approximately 15.6 percent of all us television households.  Sook says it’s all about viewers having access to their news on a 24/7 basis. 

Tim Busch, Executive VP and Co-COO of Nexstar commented on Perry’s honor at the event, saying, “30 years I’ve been in the business, 15 with Perry – the man has lived up to the vision of everything he set out to do when he started this company.” 

Sook also added, “We have also endeavored to offer local news throughout the day so that if you’re working shift work 3 to 11 we have a newscast for you early afternoon or perhaps late night or we have expanded our morning shows.”

Sook has 33 years of experience in the television and radio broadcasting industry and credits the viewers for the success of his business. 

Sook adds, “For viewers and advertisers, coupling digital and broadcast is an unbeatable combination.”

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