Trauring will focus on news and marketing with added responsibilities to oversee strategic planning, recruiting and retention, quality control, digital platforms and enhanced synergies between the company’s television and radio stations.
The four-and-a-half-hour broadcast will ring in 2020 with viewers in Nevada, California, Washington, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Hawaii and Oregon.
The exclusive, three-time Emmy Award-winning broadcast includes live reporting from multiple locations including the Las Vegas Strip, South Point Hotel and the famous Fremont Street Experience, where more than 300,000 revelers will be ringing-in the New Year. “For the second consecutive year we are expanding the reach of Countdown to 2019: Live from Las Vegas to eleven other Nexstar markets,” said Tim Busch, Nexstar’s president
With a rare Category 5 hurricane bearing down on the Hawaiian Islands, KHON Honolulu got coverage help from owner Nexstar’s Washington bureau and stations in California, Nevada and Pennsylvania. The effort led to an outpouring of support from the community. “I’ve never in my life seen anything like it,” said Kristina Lockwood, KHON’s general manager.