Nexstar Names Stephen Eaton VP In Billings

Stephen Eaton, a media executive with more than 25 years of local broadcast experience, will oversee KSVI and Mission Broadcasting’s KHMT in Montana.

Nexstar Media on Monday appointed Stephen Eaton vice president and general manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Billings, Mont. (DMA 167), overseeing ABC affiliate KSVI, and their related mobile and social media channels.

He will also oversee the company’s operational agreements with Mission Broadcasting, providing services to KHMT (Fox) in Billings. Eaton will assume his new responsibilities immediately and report to Traci Wilkinson, senior vice president and regional manager for Nexstar Media’s broadcasting division.

Eaton brings more than 25 years of broadcast management and sales experience to his new role at Nexstar, and he is extremely familiar with the Billings market and surrounding area, having been general sales manager at KTVQ (CBS) there since February 2016.

Prior to leading the sales operations at KTVQ, Eaton was senior account manager at KUSA Denver where he was responsible for significant account growth among a variety of the station’s premiere partnerships. Before joining KUSA, Eaton held a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles of increasing responsibility at television stations in Colorado Springs, Greenville, S.C., and Orlando, Fla.

Eaton received his bachelor’s degree in broadcast and film the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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