Awards & Accomplishments


Since the company’s founding in 1996, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has established a company-wide commitment to delivering exceptional locally-produced programming and service to the communities in which it operates. Nexstar’s award-winning journalism brings to light authentically local stories with a focus on issues and abuses in the local community. Our job is to be accurate and thorough to permit our viewers to be informed on issues of importance.

Below are just a few accolades our journalists have recently received.

Edward R. Murrow Awards

In August 2023, five Nexstar stations earned six national Edward R. Murrow Awards from RTDNA in six categories. WPRI in Providence, RI, was honored with two awards, one for Newscast and one for Overall Excellence. Below are this year’s honors:

WPRI in Providence, RI, won the Newscast (Small Market Television) category for Denison Street Shots Fired Incident, as week as won for Overall Excellence (Small Market Television).

WKRN in Nashville, TN, won the Breaking News Coverage (Large Market Television) category for Deadly I-65 Police-Involved Shooting.

WJZY Queen City News in Charlotte, NC, won the Continuing Coverage (Large Market Television) category for Lost Trust.

KXAN in Austin, TX, won the Excellence in Innovation (Large Market Television) category for Medical Debt Lawsuits: A Catalyst Project.

WIVB-TV in Buffalo, NY,  won the Excellence in Video (Small Market Television) category for Niagara Daredevils at Oakwood.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

In May 2023, Nexstar Media Inc. announced that 23 of its television stations had earned a total of 36 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Seven Nexstar stations received multiple awards. WPRI-TV (CBS) in Providence, RI (DMA #51), earned five awards, WJZY-TV (FOX) in Charlotte, NC (DMA#21), earned four, and KXAN-TV (NBC) in Austin, TX (DMA# 35), earned three. WRIC-TV (ABC) in Richmond, VA (DMA #56), and WPRI-TV each won the award for “Overall Excellence” in their region. Other honors included recognition for “Overall Excellence,” “Excellence in Innovation,” “Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” “Excellence in Video,” “Excellence in Writing,” “Digital,” and “Podcast” categories.

In addition, three television stations owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc., for whom Nexstar produces the news, received a total of four Murrow awards.

Click here for a full list of Nexstar’s 2023 Regional Murrow Award Winners.

2023 Cynopsis Best of the Best Award

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. was selected as a winner for Best Social Good Programming in 2023’s Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards. The award honors our company’s Remarkable Woman of the Year initiative.

Four years running, Nexstar has produced Remarkable Woman of the Year, a nationwide initiative telling the often-overlooked stories of inspiring women across the country. The program shines the spotlight on community impact, self-achievement, innovation, and creativity and is designed to honor the influence that women have on public policy, social progress, and the quality of life in our country. A coast-to-coast initiative, Remarkable Woman of the Year garnered over 10,000 nominations in 2023.

PROMAX Local Awards

The PROMAX Local Awards are the industry’s premier celebration of outstanding achievement in local broadcast marketing and promotion. They honor the dedicated professionals who build loyal viewership and create the local television brands that are vital civic partners in cities and towns from coast to coast.

In June 2022, nine Nexstar stations were recognized with a total of eight Gold awards and three silver awards. Nexstar produced the news for Mission Broadcasting’s WPIX-TV in New York, which earned three gold awards.

Click here for a full list of Nexstar’s 2022 PROMAX Local Award winners.


2020 Catalyst Award

Nexstar received the 2020 Catalyst Award at TVB’s Alt Forward Conference 2020, the Television Bureau of Advertising’s (TVB) annual leadership conference. The Catalyst Award, which recognizes a communications company that creates strategic programs to advance meaningful social change, was given for the company’s outstanding support of Ad Council public service campaigns over the past year.

All Nexstar stations participated in Project Roadblock, an annual local broadcast TV campaign designed to reduce drunk driving fatalities over the course of the holiday season. Also, Nexstar stations led all participants in donated media value, with over $1 million dollars in value and 8,697 detections.

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