Nexstar promotes its former WFRV Green Bay, Wis., sales executive to VP-GM of that station as well as WJMN Marquette, Mich.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group today promoted Michael J. Smith to vice president and general manager of CBS affiliate WFRV Green Bay, Wis. (DMA 68), and its associated digital services, including WeAreGreenBay.com. In his new role, he will also be responsible for overseeing CBS affiliate WJMN Marquette, Mich. (DMA 180), and its UPMatters.com.
Smith will assume his new responsibilities immediately. He replaces Joseph Denk who was recently promoted to VP-GM of Nexstar’s television and digital operations in Memphis and Jackson, Tenn.
Smith has nearly 30 years of combined local broadcast television and sales management experience serving the Green Bay market, with the past 15 years at WFRV. Since 2013, he has been its general sales manager, while also acting as the national sales manager for WFRV and WJMN — a position he has held since 2000.
Before joining Nexstar, Smith spent 12 years at WGBA and WACY Green Bay, where he ascended from his original role as an account executive to the stations’ director of sales.
Smith earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.