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.
The award comes on the heels of a successful campaign to raise $850,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the giveaway of a beautiful home to a deserving viewer.