Thanks to the kindness of donors, both large and small, “Operation School Supplies” collected more than 60,000 school supplies, ranging from notebooks and pencils to folders and backpacks, plus much more.
From October 2022 to the end of the year, the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation donated money to the United Way, local food banks, the Salvation Army, veterans programs and other community organization across seven markets where Nexstar owns a TV station.
In 2022, there were 266 Market Share columns published which generated more than 255,000 views. Here are some of the most-read columns of 2022.
WAVY, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate serving Hampton Roads, Va., continues its annual community project, 10 On Your Side Coats for Families drive. According to the station, WAVY has been helping those in need by collecting coats for people of all ages and sizes for more than three decades.
Don Roberts is retiring after 33 years behind the anchor desk at WAVY News 10 Today. “I am constantly in awe of what Don does to make our community a better place,” says Sarah Zak, WAVY’s news director.
Crime-fighting choppers, weather and investigative testimonials, late news images and a weather app promo done in May from markets like Seattle, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Austin and Richmond offer ideas and, perhaps, inspiration.
For 29 years, WAVY Norfolk, Va., has teamed up with local businesses, nonprofits and churches to collect, clean and distribute winter garmets. This year it gathered more than 16,000 coats, a new record.
TV stations make meaningful contributions and connections in a variety of beneficial ways with their communities. Here’s a round-up of how some stations are helping and serving their communities.
“Even in one of the toughest years most of us have experienced, WAVY was On Your Side, and helped so many people,” said Jason Ruel, WAVY’s promotion producer.
On May 31, 2019, a Virginia Beach city engineer shot and killed 12 people and seriously injured four others at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Today, the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation will donate $20,000 to The Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund, to assist the families of those killed or wounded during the mass shooting.