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KQTV Parent Company President Rings Opening Bell in NYC

Perry Sook, President and CEO of KQTV's parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc., rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square in New York City Tuesday morning to celebrate 10 years of trading on NASDAQ.
(NEW YORK) Perry Sook, president and CEO of KQTV's parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc., rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ Marketsite at Times Square in New York City Tuesday morning to celebrate 10 years of trading on NASDAQ.

Nexstar was founded in 1996 in Scranton, Pennsylvania with the purchase of a single station, went public in November in 2003 and has grown to become one of the top 15 television broadcasters in the United States.

In the last two years, including acquisitions awaiting regulatory approval, Nexstar has acquired 49 television stations and two digital media companies totaling more than $826.2 million dollars, nearly doubling the size of its portfolio. 

"I think when you think about Nexstar we think of a company that has been successful reaching milestones. But it's not possible without the hard work of more than 3,000 employees and while Nexstar is the company name, we are really a collection of local businesses serving 20 states across the United States. At our very heart, we are a local business that happens to be publicly traded," said Sook.

Nexstar acquired KQTV in 1997.
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