DMA 59: ALBANY, NY

Jerry Brehm To Head Nexstar’s WTEN Albany

The veteran sales and Marketing Executive is promoted from sales director to lead ABC affiliate WTEN and oversee Nexstar’s JSA with Fox affil WXXA. He succeeds Ron Romines who was promoted to Nexstar SVP and regional manager.

Nexstar Media Group today promoted Jerry Brehm to vice president and general manager of ABC affiliate WTEN Albany, N.Y. (DMA 59), as well as its associated mobile/digital operations, including News10.com. He will also oversee Nexstar’s relationship with Shield Media-owned Fox affiliate WXXA under a joint sales agreement.

Since 2015, Brehm has been director of sales of WTEN and News10.com where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the station’s broadcast and digital sales operations.

He will assume his new responsibilities immediately and will report to Theresa Underwood, senior vice president and regional manager of Nexstar Broadcasting.  Brehm replaces Ron Romines who was promoted to SVP and regional manager of Nexstar Broadcasting.

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Brehm’s career spans over three decades with expertise in local and national sales management and multimedia marketing including television, radio, digital and outdoor.

Before joining Nexstar, Brehm was the national sales manager for KOVR Sacramento, Calif., where he was responsible for overseeing the station’s agency relationships and developing revenue-generating strategies for the station’s national, political and digital advertising verticals.

Prior to his tenure at KOVR, he was general sales manager for KHTK radio and before that worked for Clear Channel Communications’ radio station cluster in Sacramento.

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Earlier in his career, he was director of sales for KCRA Sacramento and KMOV St. Louis. Brehm began his career in Albany, N.Y., at WNYT where he started in television sales and was later promoted to various sales management roles at the station.

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Brehm earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. He is a former member of the CBS Affiliates Board.


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