Nexstar said that starting Tuesday (March 9) it will begin highlighting the finalists of its Nexstar Woman of the Year contest.
Beginning Tuesday, it will profile the top four nominees in each of its 113 markets every Tuesday through the end of the month on its local newscast, as well as featuring them on its station web sites.
The initiative is part of its celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8).
“Giving back to the community is one of Nexstar’s core values and we are honored and humbled to bring the stories of remarkable women everywhere to life," said Nexstar Broadcasting president Tim Busch.
Nexstar said it has gotten almost 10,000 nominations. By April 1, each market must select one woman as its finalist, with Nexstar donating $1,000 per finalist to the non-profit organization of their choice.
The winner will be unveiled during a virtual celebration telecast April 10 at 4 p.m. on Nexstar's NewsNation cable network (formerly WGN America). Nexstar will donate $5,000 to the winner's charity of choice.
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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