Nexstar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. today announced that Chris McDonnell has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of its New York City operations, overseeing WPIX-TV (CW) and PIX11.com under the terms of a local programming and marketing agreement between Nexstar and WPIX’s owner, Mission Broadcasting, Inc. Mr. McDonnell will begin his new duties immediately and report to Tim Busch, Nexstar Inc.’s Broadcast President.
Since 2017, Mr. McDonnell has served as the Vice President and General Manager of KRON-TV, Nexstar’s My Network affiliated television station serving the San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, CA, area (DMA #6), where he was responsible for the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations of the station’s broadcasting, digital, and mobile platforms.
“Chris’ proven leadership experience as a general manager in large metropolitan markets, his innovative approach to developing new local content for viewers and digital users, and his results-driven skillsets, make him the ideal candidate to lead our New York City broadcasting and digital operations and oversee our relationship with Mission Broadcasting,” said Tim Busch, Nexstar Inc.’s President of Broadcasting.
Commenting on his new role, Mr. McDonnell said, “I am deeply grateful to Nexstar for giving me the unique opportunity to lead our New York City operations and build upon the legacy of WPIX-TV and PIX11.com. As the broadcast home of the Yankees and Mets, with a well-deserved reputation for quality exclusive programming and a strong local news team dedicated to serving the community, WPIX-TV has a great foundation for future growth. I am excited by what lies ahead, and I am looking forward to deepening the presence of WPIX-TV and PIX11.com in the communities we serve in the New York City area.”