Nexstar Names GM for New Phoenix Station

By Kevin Eck 

It seems Nexstar has made its first big move after its buy of Phoenix CW affiliate KASW was made official Friday.

This morning the station group announced Denise McManus as VP and general manager effective immediately.

Before coming to Nexstar, McManus was VP of Sales for NBCU’s Phoenix and Tucson Telemundo stations KTAZ and KHRR. Before coming to Phoenix in 2012, McManus was director of sales for Comcast where she was responsible for ad sales division of CN8. She’s also worked at WCAU in Philadelphia, WJBK in Detroit and WFLD in Chicago.


Said McManus, “We have exciting plans for station in the works and I look forward to working with the exceptional team of broadcasters at KASW-TV, the local community, and our businesses and advertisers to drive continued viewership growth while delivering superior marketing solutions.”