Nexstar Names New GM in Lansing

Nexstar owned WLNS has named Scot Chastain as their new General Manager.(I know you are surprised that Nexstar chose a white guy, aren’t you?)

In their release, Nexstar says that Chastain spent over 20 years working for the NBC Television Network where he held a number of senior level positions during his tenure. In his most recent role, he served as Executive Vice President, Affiliate Marketing and Development where he led a bi-coastal staff responsible for developing and distributing all network marketing and sales marketing content across more than 240 NBC owned and network-affiliated television stations.

What Nexstar does not mention in the release is that NBC fired Chastain following an internal investigation into alleged misconduct by the executive.

“A thorough internal review was conducted,” an NBC spokesperson said at the time, adding, “Scot Chastain is no longer with the company.”

Nexstar says that Chastain will assume his new responsibilities immediately and report to Theresa Underwood, Senior Vice President of Nexstar Broadcasting.