Industry executive Dan Salamone is appointed to the newly-created position overseeing Nexstar’s various broadcast and digital local content initiatives.
Nexstar Media Group announced today the promotion of Dan Salamone to director of local content development, responsible for overseeing the execution and expansion of the company’s strategic local content and viewer engagement initiatives across its broadcast and digital media operations.
Since 2016, Salamone has been the news director of Nexstar’s WTEN (ABC) and news10.com in Albany, N.Y. (DMA 60).
The appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Jerry Walsh, Nexstar’s vice president, local content development.
Nexstar said Salamone’s promotion reflects the company’s “expanding scale and strategy to appoint proven broadcast and digital media leaders to oversee the development of its innovative multi-platform local news and community-focused content on a regional basis, while enhancing its commitment to serve viewers, clients and advertising partners.”
In his new role, Salamone will work across the Nexstar organization and with other corporate personnel, general managers, news directors and creative services teams on brand development, local content leadership and excellence in viewer/client experience and service.
In addition, he will be responsible for implementing and monitoring action plans aimed at achieving corporate and regional business objectives, growing ratings and revenue share and improving audience interaction and engagement with Nexstar’s broadcast, digital and social platforms.
Prior to Nexstar, Salamone was executive producer of WFLD Chicago, where he had editorial oversight of the station’s morning news programming and led teams responsible for creating cross-platform news content. Before Chicago, he served for 10 years as news director of WOIO Cleveland.
Earlier in his career, he served in various news and station management roles at KOIN Portland, Ore.; KRQE Albuquerque, N.M.; WXYZ Detroit; WJAR Providence, R.I.; and WGGB Springfield, Mass.