Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation, WDTN-TV, and WBDT-TV Donate $20,000 To Ronald McDonald House Charities in Dayton, Ohio

IRVING, TX (Aug. 18, 2021) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation announced today it will donate $20,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Dayton, Ohio, on behalf of WDTN-TV and WBDT-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc. television stations serving Dayton and the surrounding area.

These funds will be directed to their Keeping More Families Close capital campaign which will allow the Dayton Ronald McDonald House to serve more families and provide families with better amenities such as an expanded kitchen, enhanced play and recreational areas, and dedicated work and wellness space. This vision was developed to increase access to top medical services for seriously ill children receiving care from the world class healthcare partners serving the Dayton region.

“WDTN-TV and WBDT-TV demonstrate time and again how much they care for families in our area,” said Rita Cyr, the CEO of RMHC Dayton. “Parents need the emotional and physical comfort and support that the Ronald McDonald House provides, and this generous gift will go a long way in providing some normalcy during a very stressful time.”

Commenting on the donation, Joe Abouzeid, Vice President and General Manager of WDTN-TV and WBDT-TV, said, “WDTN-TV and Dayton’s CW have had a longstanding relationship with RMHC Dayton and are excited to celebrate this partnership. Our parent company, Nexstar Media Inc., is proud to support their mission of keeping families close to their children and the medical care they need. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is core to the company’s mission and we are proud to make this donation on behalf of WDTN-TV and Dayton’s CW, Nexstar Media Group, and all of Nexstar’s 13,000 employees.”

The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.


About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Media Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 199 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 120 local websites and 284 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates NewsNation, formerly WGN America, a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television homes, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit

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