Nexstar Promotes from Within for GM of Green Bay Station

By Kevin Eck 

Michael J. Smith has been promoted to gm of Nexstar’s CBS Green Bay CBS affiliate WFRV and its digital properties. Smith will also overse Marquette’s WJMN.

Smith replaces Joseph Denk who took over Nexstar’s Memphis and Jackson, Tenn. stations in April.

Smith is the gsm and national sales manager at WFRV and WJMN. Before coming to the stations in 2000, he worked at WGBA and WACY in Green Bay, Wisc.

“Localism is our top priority at Nexstar and with Michael’s extensive local broadcast experience, management expertise and dedication to the local communities he has served for decades, we are highly confident in his ability to provide effective leadership and build upon the achievements of our Green Bay / Marquette operations while also continuing to enhance the effectiveness and value of our expanding marketing solutions platforms,” said Tim Busch, evp and co-COO of Nexstar.