Rick Rogala Returning to Nexstar

Rick Rogala has returned to Nexstar Broadcasting Group as senior vp and regional manager for Nexstar Broadcasting Group. In his new position, Rogala will oversee the company’s 11 TV markets in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, and serve as general manager of KARK-TV and KARZ-TV, the company’s NBC and MyNetworkTV affiliates in Little Rock, Ark.

For the past two years, Rogala served as vp and general manager of WCMH-TV, Media General’s NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that, Rogala was vp and general manager of KARK. While at KARK, Rogala directed the launch of Nexstar’s community Web portal for Little Rock and oversaw construction of a centralized master control, traffic and accounting hub for other Nexstar markets.

“We are excited to welcome Rick back to the Nexstar family and are confident his wealth of broadcast knowledge, leadership, industry experience and proven track record of forging strong relationships between our staff, viewers, advertisers and the local communities where we operate will prove to be an asset across the eleven markets for which he will have responsibility,” said Timothy Busch, co-chief operating officer for Nexstar, to whom Rogala reports.