Nexstar Names New GMs For Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Green Bay, Marquette

The station group taps Mark Danielson, Joe Abouzeid and Judson Beck to lead six stations in the four markets.

Nexstar Media Inc. on Friday afternoon appointed three experienced broadcast leaders to oversee the company’s media operations in Salt Lake City, Utah; Buffalo, N.Y.; Green Bay, Wis.; and Marquette, Mich.

Mark Danielson will lead KTVX (ABC), KUCW (CW), MTVX-TV (MeTV), and in Salt Lake City (DMA 29). He will begin his new duties on June 27, and report to Matthew Rosenfeld, senior vice president and regional manager for the broadcasting division of Nexstar Media.

Joe Abouzeid will take responsibility for overseeing WIVB (CBS), WNLO (CW), and, serving Buffalo (DMA 52). He will begin his new duties on June 13, and report to Theresa Underwood, senior vice president and regional director.

Judson Beck will be responsible for Green Bay (DMA 68) and Marquette (DMA 182), including respectively, WFRV (CBS) and, and WJMN (ind.) and He will begin his duties on May 31, and report to Traci Wilkinson, senior vice president and regional manager.

Collectively, Danielson, Abouzeid and Beck have more than 90 years of leadership experience in all aspects of broadcasting, including local news, production, sales, digital content generation and community involvement.

Mark Danielson

Danielson is returning to Salt Lake City, where he worked in a variety of news, sales, and production positions early in his career, including at KTVX from 1990 to 1991. In addition, he earned his degree in mass communication from the University of Utah. For the past 10 years, Danielson has been VP-GM of KEYT, KKFX-CD and KSBB-CD in Santa Barbara, Calif.. He also spearheaded KSBB’s conversion to ATSC 3.0.


Joe Abouzeid

Since 2012, Abouzeid has been VP-GM of WDTN and, Nexstar’s broadcast and digital operations in Dayton, Ohio). During that time, he also has overseen the relationship between Nexstar and Vaughn Media, which operates WBDT (CW) and Under Mr. Abouzeid’s leadership, WDTN-TV/WBDT-TV expanded local news programming by more than 21 hours per week, launched new early afternoon and weekend newscasts, created and developed a partnership with the Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team to broadcast games locally, and revitalized the stations’ websites.

Prior to joining WDTN, Abouzeid was news director at WPRI Providence, R.I., where he rebuilt the Target 12 investigative team and placed significant emphasis on hard news reporting, resulting in a substantial increase in ratings in all news time periods.

Judson Beck

Beck is very familiar with the viewers and advertisers of Central and Northern Wisconsin, and with Nexstar, having served since 2015 as VP-GM of WLAX-WEUX, the company’s station serving La Crosse and Eau Claire, Wis. During his tenure with WLAX, Beck and his leadership team revitalized the television station, rebranding and expanding local news, launching a variety of new local programming and spearheading the creation and development of The late-evening newscast was expanded to 35-minutes every night, and the station launched such local programming franchises as “Harvesting Heroes,” which spotlights inspirational stories regarding the area’s agricultural community, and “County by County,” designed to highlight the attributes of specific counties throughout the viewing area.

“Mark, Joe, and Jud are proven leaders and represent the best of local broadcasting,” said Andrew Alford, president of the broadcasting division of Nexstar Media. “They each have a long track record of success, a strong background in local news, and have consistently demonstrated the ability to build exceptional sales teams that produce effective solutions for advertisers and marketers. They are committed to forging deep relationships with the communities they serve. I look forward to celebrating the results of their continued accomplishments as they undertake their new roles at Nexstar.”

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