After her 21-year-old daughter, Emily, died of an overdose, she has been outspoken about issues surrounding opioid addiction, starting a charity called Emily’s Hope.
Some journalists responsible for digital content on Nexstar’s TV stations’ websites got a company-wide nod, thanks to Austin Kellerman, Nexstar’s director of digital content.
Don Jorgensen, KELO’s 6 and 10 P.M. anchor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, along with his wife, were in a serious motorcycle accident over Memorial Day weekend. Both spent five nights in the hospital where they both had surgeries. The station followed Jorgensen’s accident, recovery and return in a series of on-air news stories.
What a great idea. The Avera Tradition of Caring in KELOLAND grant program award grants to local nonprofit organizations to provide a television advertising campaign for education and awareness of their organization.
Normally only turned on during the Christmas season, the lights will remain on 24 hours a day as a sign of hope for the community.
“We launched the daily stream earlier this week as an additional resource for people to get the latest headlines on the virus from trusted, local news sources,” said Austin Kellerman, Nexstar’s director of digital content. “With all the misinformation out there, this is a way to get trusted information out to the public.”
“The old studio was gutted from top to bottom so it’s all new and we love it,” said Jay Huizenga, KELO’s general manager.
KELO was given awards for excellence in community service, newscast, program special and producing.