Media: DOUG DAVIS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/REGIONAL MANAGER, BROADCASTING, NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP INC., PORTSMOUTH
Davis spent more than 20 years managing various aspects of Norfolk television stations WAVY and WVBT before taking charge of a vast region of what would become America’s largest local television and media company in 2017.
Davis was among a handful of general managers promoted to senior, regional positions that year, after Nexstar Broadcasting Group completed the acquisition of Media General Inc., forming a new — and larger — company.
A New Jersey native, Davis now oversees Nexstar stations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Nexstar continues to expand. In 2019, it was ranked the eighth fastest growing company by Fortune magazine. Its 2021 revenues were $4.65 billion and in May the company posted a record $1.21 billion in first quarter revenues.
In addition to his role at Nexstar, Davis has served as president of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters, was a board member of the Fox Affiliate Board of Governors and a development advisory board member for the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.