Nexstar Names GM of Memphis Station Trio

By Kevin Eck 

Joseph E. Denk has been named VP and GM of Nexstar’s WATN-WLMT-WJKT.

Denk will oversee the Memphis ABC and CW affiliate and Jackson FOX affiliate. He’ll also head up the stations digital properties.

In 2011, Denk was named GM of Nexstar’s WFRV in Green Bay, Wisc. and WJMN in Marquette, Mich, where he’s credited with launching the news operation. From 2008 until 2011, he was GM of WQRF and, through a management services agreement, WTVO in Rockford, Illinois.


“Through his efforts and initiatives, he has established a long-term record of achieving outstanding operating and financial results within his leadership roles,” said Tim Busch, co-COO of Nexstar Broadcasting. “Joe is a dedicated and loyal colleague and we have the highest degree of confidence in his ability to elevate the value and service of our on-air and digital platforms in our Memphis and Jackson operations by successfully executing initiatives to develop local viewership and enhance the effectiveness and value of our marketing solutions platform.”