Nexstar Names New Leaders for 3 of Its Local Markets

By Kevin Eck 

Nexstar Media Inc. has named general managers for its media operations in Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Green Bay, Wisc., and Marquette, Mich.

Starting June 27, Mark Danielson will lead ABC-CW and MeTV affiliate KTVX-KUCW-MTVX along with in Salt Lake City. He’ll report to Matthew Rosenfeld, senior vp and regional manager for the broadcasting division of Nexstar Media Inc.

Joe Abouzeid will oversee CBS and CW affiliate WIVB-WNLO and in Buffalo. starting June 13. He reports to Theresa Underwood.

Judson Beck will be responsible for Nexstar’s broadcasting and digital operations in Green Bay, and Marquette, including CBS affiliate WFRV and, Independent station WJMN and He starts today and reports to Traci Wilkinson.

This is a return to Salt Lake City for Danielson, who worked in news, sales, and production positions early in his career in the market between 1990 and 1991. Danielson has been the vp and gm of News-Press and Gazette’s Santa Barbara, Calif. stations KEYT-KKFX-CD and KSBB-CD since 2012.

For the last ten years, Abouzeid has been the vp and gm of Nexstar-owned WDTN and in Dayton, Ohio. During that time,  Abouzeid also has overseen the relationship between Nexstar and Vaughn Media, which operates WBDT and Before joining WDTN, Abouzeid was news director at WPRI in Providence.

Beck has served as vp and gm Nexstar’s WLAX-WEUX in La Crosse and Eau Claire, Wisc., since 2015.

“Mark, Joe, and Jud are proven leaders and represent the best of local broadcasting,” said Andrew Alford, president of the broadcasting division of Nexstar Media Inc. “They each have a long track record of success, a strong background in local news, and have consistently demonstrated the ability to build exceptional sales teams that produce effective solutions for advertisers and marketers. They are committed to forging deep relationships with the communities they serve. I look forward to celebrating the results of their continued accomplishments as they undertake their new roles at Nexstar.”

Nexstar oversees 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people.