EXECUTIVE SESSION

Jerry Walsh: Nexstar’s National Resource For Local News

As the station group’s VP of local content development, Jerry Walsh explains how his four-person team is working to make every Nexstar station a better local news producer and programmer. In addition, he’s the newly minted chairman of RTDNA and he offers his take on the evolving mission of that group.

Ten Elected To RTDNA Board Of Directors

Jerry Walsh Named Nexstar Local Content VP

The veteran Nexstar Executive is appointed to a newly created position overseeing all company-wide local content initiatives and its expanded Washington news bureau. In addition, Chris Berg is promoted to senior director of local content development.

Nexstar Growing Its Washington News Bureau

Nexstar is now hiring a bureau chief, an executive producer and three more reporters to find the local angle on Washington goings-on for the station group’s 171 stations in 100 markets. “Our intention is not to chase what the president is doing and cover it from a national perspective, says Nexstar’s Jerry Walsh. “Our intention is to cover how the story in Washington affects our local markets.

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Making Bigger Better For Nexstar’s News

One of two local content directors at the station group, Jerry Walsh has been actively involved in Nexstar’s $78 million news expansion and improvement push. While there are advantages to having the deep pockets of a large company — resources and station collaboration, among them — he says it’s vital to think local and realize that no two newsrooms are alike. (To read NetNewsCheck’s Monday interview with Nexstar’s chief digital officer, Thomas O’Brien, click here.)

Nexstar Names Dir. Of Local Content In East

Former news director Christopher Berg will to lead cross-platform content development in Nexstar’s West region markets. Jerry Walsh has the same responsibilities for the company’s Eastern markets.

Walsh To Head Nexstar Local Content Push

Former news director-photojournalist-producer Jerry Walsh is charged with creating cross-platform content for the group’s stations, 35 community websites and mobile applications.-