Lisa Howfield has been named general manager of Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS.
She replaces Emily Neilson who is retiring after 35 years at the station.
Howfield was the gm at KSNV in Las Vegas until April of this year. She started at the NBC affiliate as a marketing representative, before being named account executive, then general sales manager, then gm as well as president and COO of Intermountain West, which owned KSNV before Sinclair bought the station in 2014.
“Nexstar’s long-term success reflects its core commitment to the viewers and advertisers across each of the individual markets it serves,” said Howfield. “In this new role, I will utilize the management experience and deep community relationships built over my career to further strengthen our Las Vegas television and digital operations as leading providers of the most compelling local news content and entertainment programming in the market.”