He previously had direct oversight of all aspects of WABC-7 in New York and the Disney Advertising Sales Northeast region’s linear, digital, social and sponsorship sales. In that role, he spearheaded the creation of several new revenue generating opportunities.
Effective immediately, this noted sales pro has accepted a key national ad sales post at Nexstar Media Group.
Taking the role of Senior Vice President of its national advertising sales division is Jon Camera.
He’ll now be responsible for overseeing and guiding the efforts of Nexstar’s newly created national sales team, with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, and Detroit.
Camera reports to EVP/Head of National Sales Todd Braverman, who calls Camera “a great sales leader and the perfect fit for Nexstar’s newly created national sales team.”
Braverman added that Camera “will play a critical role in the evolution of our unified sales team and new go-to-market strategy, and will help us better maximize the value of Nexstar’s incredible portfolio of assets for our advertisers.”
At The Walt Disney Co., Camera’s role at Disney Advertising Sales saw him serve as Vice President of Local Sales for the Northeast region of the U.S., with responsibilty for the sales and operations of Disney’s national sales rep offices located in New York and Boston, servicing all eight Disney-owned ABC television stations and its streaming assets in 210 markets.
A 1995 Hofstra grad, Camera began his professional career in 1996 at WABC-AM in New York as an Account Executive. He would take a similar job at Bud Paxson’s WPXN-TV in New York, only to return to ABC in 1998 for the then-pioneering role of Director of Convergence Sales. In 2002, Camera jumped to NBC Local TV Stations, taking the position of Director of Business Development. Two years later, in May 2004, he’d move to CBS Television Stations, where he served as SVP of Business Development and Marketing.
Camera in late 2008 then decide to open his own media company, Kingdom Media, which was closed in Q1 2020 upon his pre-pandemic acceptance of the VP/GM role at WABC-7. He held the post for 11 months before earning the promotion at The Walt Disney Company.