Nexstar Media donates $25,000 to WVU Medicine Children’s

IRVING, TX (March 9, 2022) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and all Nexstar Media Inc. television stations serving the state of West Virginia announced Wednesday that the Foundation will donate $25,000 to WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital .

The donation is part of the WVU Medicine Children’s Mediathon, a one-day fundraising effort, hosted by WBOY-TV (Clarksburg-Weston, W.Va.), WOWK-TV (Charleston-Huntington, W.Va.) , WTRF-TV (Wheeling, W.Va. -Steubenville, Ohio), WVNS-TV (Bluefield-Beckley, W.Va.) and WDVM-TV (Hagerstown, Md.).

WVU Medicine Children’s is West Virginia’s largest and most experienced group of pediatric primary care physicians and specialists. By offering the widest range of pediatric specialties and high-risk maternal care in the region, Children is committed to improving the health and quality of life of all who entrust their care to the team.

All five Nexstar stations have partnered with the hospital since 2019, when the first mediathon took place, raising more than $1.8 million to support the completion of the new 150-bed, nine-story WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital. During the mediathon, each Nexstar television station dedicates an entire day of promotion on television, web and social media to fundraising efforts on behalf of the hospital.

“WVU Medicine Children’s relies on the communities in our region to help us meet the needs of the children and families in our care,” said Amy L. Bush, BSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, director of the operation of WVU Medicine Children’s. “We are so grateful for Nexstar Media Group’s dedication to helping us tell our story and provide the highest quality care possible.”

Opening in 2022, the new WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital will be a resource and beacon of hope for women and children in West Virginia and the surrounding area. The new building will be a fully integrated facility that will provide high-level specialist care in areas such as cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, cancer, orthopedic, dental, craniomaxillofacial, ENT, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal, urological, surgical and trauma care. .

Commenting on the donation, Jim Dodrill, Vice President and General Manager of WBOY-TV, said, “WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital does important and critical work and its staff are extremely dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those he treats. The hospital is literally woven into the fabric of the community. Giving back to communities served by Nexstar across the country is central to the company’s mission and we are honored to have the Nexstar Media Foundation make this donation in recognition of the deep relationship between Nexstar’s West Virginia television stations and the WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital.

The mission of the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is to contribute to and work with public charities and nonprofit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its affiliates do business. The foundation was established in 1958 and donates approximately $350,000 annually.

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 one of the top 10 digital news and information properties in the United States with more than 120 million monthly unique users at December 31, 2021. 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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