Nexstar Names VP of Marketing, Business-Development Director

Russell Promoted, Bixler Joins Nexstar Broadcasting Group

Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that Blake Russell is its new vice president of marketing, working with the general managers of the broadcaster’s 29 stations.

Russell is a 10-year Nexstar veteran, having toiled as VP/GM at KNWA Fayetteville and KFTA Ft. Smith, Ark.

Russell takes over for Paul Greeley.

Nexstar also announced that Joseph E. Bixler is its new business-development director, new media. Bixler joined Belo Interactive in 2003 and held executive management positions at the various Dallas Morning News Web properties.

Bixler’s post is a new position for the broadcast group, which relaunched its station sites as community portals this year.