Nexstar Media Group Appoints Rachel Morgan Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Experienced legal executive with 25 years of experience to join Nexstar in June
IRVING, TX (April 28, 2022) — Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST), the largest local media company in the United States, today announced the appointment of Rachel Morgan as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective June 20 Ms. Morgan will report to Perry Sook, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar, and will assume the role of General Counsel from Elizabeth Ryder, who has served as Nexstar’s General Counsel since 2009. Ms. Ryder will continue to serve as Secretary to the Nexstar Board of Directors. Directors.
Ms. Morgan brings extensive legal and business experience to Nexstar and will be responsible for the long-term legal strategy and day-to-day management of Nexstar’s legal affairs, as well as those of its affiliates. She will act as key legal counsel on commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, and oversee corporate regulatory filings, all aspects of commercial contracts, technology transactions, privacy and data security issues, labor and employment issues, and intellectual property, real estate and litigation.
Since 2012, Ms. Morgan has held various positions of increasing responsibility within AT&T’s Corporate Legal Department, most recently as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Corporate and Labor & Employment Litigation, for AT&T Services, Inc. During her tenure at AT&T, Ms. Morgan oversaw litigation involving AT&T, Inc. and led the team responsible for corporate labor and employment matters.
In her previous role at AT&T, Ms. Morgan was responsible for AT&T’s shareholder engagement matters, provided support to the company’s board of directors, managed the corporate secretary’s team and helped manage operations. of the company’s legal department. During her nearly decade-long tenure at the telecommunications giant, she also led legal teams supporting consumer services, customer experience, business strategy, digital, global marketing, global connections management, technology operations, network , technology development, information technology, automation, and privacy and compliance organizations.
“We are grateful to Elizabeth for her invaluable contributions during a period of extraordinary growth for Nexstar,” said Mr. Sook. “His expertise in guiding the company’s legal affairs related to mergers, acquisitions and regulatory matters has been extremely helpful. We are very pleased to have attracted someone of Rachel’s caliber as our next General Counsel. She is an intelligent, articulate and creative leader and her extensive experience in corporate strategy and legal operations makes her an ideal addition to Nexstar’s management team. She understands the rapidly changing media environment, has developed extensive expertise in a variety of legal issues, digital operations and technology, and knows how to manage complex transactions. I look forward to his advice and ideas, which I am sure will benefit Nexstar and its shareholders. »
Prior to joining AT&T, Ms. Morgan worked in private practice for nearly 15 years, during which time she acquired a wide variety of expertise and experience representing large corporate clients in labor and employment disputes and commercial disputes.
“Joining Nexstar as its next General Counsel is a tremendous honor, and I am grateful to Perry and the Board of Directors for giving me this opportunity,” said Ms. Morgan. “I am very impressed with Nexstar’s scale, long track record of success and plans for future growth. In addition, the company has an exceptional management team. I look forward to being a part of it and learning from Elizabeth as I transition into this new role. »
Ms. Morgan received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content, including 283,000 hours of original video content annually . Nexstar has America’s largest local broadcast group of top affiliate networks, with 200 owned or partnered stations in 116 US markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s television assets also include NewsNation, the fastest growing national cable news and entertainment network in the United States, reaching 75 million TV households, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% stake in TV Food Network. The company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, is collectively among the top 10 digital news and information properties in the United States. In addition to providing exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar offers large-scale premium cross-platform advertising opportunities for businesses and brands looking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, visit www.nexstar.tv
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