Nexstar Promotes William Evans to GM of WSYR

By Kevin Eck 

Nexstar says William Evans has been promoted to vp and gm of Syracuse ABC affiliate WSYR.

Evans has been the director of sales for WSYR since 2007.

He is the fourth new Nexstar gm this week. The station group has also named new gms at KTSM in El Paso, WJET in Erie, Pa. and KARD in Monroe, La.


“Nexstar’s long-term success reflects its core commitment to the viewers and advertisers across every community it serves. I am deeply committed to advancing the legacy operation of WSYR and, and dedicated to this local community, where my family and many of my close business contacts and personal friends reside,” said Evans. “In my new role, I will leverage the management and marketing experience I have garnered over my career to further grow the operations while delivering excellent results and superior levels of service to our local viewers and advertisers. I welcome this new opportunity at Nexstar and working with the exceptional team of broadcasters at our Central New York station and digital operations as we continue our work in developing local viewership and enhancing the effectiveness and value of our marketing platforms.”