Nexstar names Skorburg VP/GM in Des Moines
Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced Jon Skorburg has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of WOI-TV (ABC) and the station’s associated digital operations, including community web portal WeAreIowa.com.
Since 2011, Skorburg has served as Vice President / General Manager of Nexstar’s WQRF-TV (FOX) and, through an operating agreement, WTVO (ABC/MNTV) in Rockford, IL. Skorburg’s appointment is effective immediately, and he will report to Brian Jones, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Nexstar Broadcasting.
Jon Skorburg has over three decades of broadcasting experience in Midwestern and Southwestern markets including Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, and Texas. During his tenure at WQRF and WTVO, Mr. Skorburg was responsible for Nexstar’s Midwest traffic and accounting hubs that serve 19 stations across the region. Prior to joining Nexstar, Mr. Skorburg was the President and CEO of WNWO-TV (NBC) in Toledo, OH, where he consistently exceeded operating and economic goals as he drove increased viewership growth and revenues. Before being promoted to his position at WNWO, Mr. Skorburg served as the Station Manager of WHOI-TV (‘06-‘07) in Peoria, IL, and WREX-TV (’94-’06) in Rockford, IL, where he developed and led highly effective teams and implemented sales, marketing and new media initiatives that resulted in increased market share and profitability at both stations.
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