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TVN’S TV2020 CONFERENCE

Sook And Nexstar Take Center Stage

Perry Sook (center), CEO of Nexstar Media Group, holds the Station Group of the Year Award for 2019 presented by TVNewsCheck on Wednesday during TVN’s TV2020 conference in New York. Sook is flanked by Kathy Haley, TVN publisher, and Harry Jessell, TVN editor. Nexstar was chosen in recognition of its ascendancy to the top of the broadcasting charts by nearly all measures. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

NAB 2015

TVN Celebrates Women In Technology

The accomplishments of TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology honorees, including 2015 award winner Cindy Hutter Cavell (second from left), were celebrated at the NAB Show Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. Cavell was joined by (l-r):TVNewsCheck Publisher Kathy Haley; TVNewsCheck Women to Watch honoree Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager for infrastructure, monitoring and control within the Strategic Marketing Group of Grass Valley; and Harry Jessell, TVNewsCheck editor. (Photo by John Staley)

COMMENTARY BY KATHY HALEY

Six Maxims For Challenged Local Media

The litany of challenging news about legacy media companies began about three weeks ago, observes NetNewsCheck Publisher Kathy Haley, and rippled through newspapers, television and radio. Many of the moves were aimed at mollifying Wall Street, she notes, reminding legacy media companies that success is theirs to lose, no matter how complicated the playing field appears.

TVN Celebrates Women In Technology

The accomplishments of TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology honorees, including 2014 award winner Renu Thomas (second from left), were celebrated at the NAB Show Tuesday in Las Vegas. Thomas, Disney ABC Network Group’s SVP of technology and operations, was lauded for her accomplishments navigating some of the most difficult and frustrating shoals in television engineering. Thomas said she encourages young women to go into engineering so that women in technology don’t have to be celebrated. “It’s just going to be a fact of life.” Thomas was joined by (l-r):TVNewsCheck Publisher Kathy Haley and Women to Watch honorees Tania Paz, VP of digital media operations and technology at Telemundo Networks; and Ann Marie Rohaly, director of accessibility, policy and standards for Microsoft’s Corporate Accessibility Group. (Photo by John Staley)