Sean Compton was appointed president, networks in November 2020. He joined Nexstar Media Group, Inc. as the executive Vice President of WGN America (now known as NewsNation), WGN Radio and Director of Content Acquisition in connection with the company’s acquisition of Tribune Media Company in September 2019. He is responsible for the operations of NewsNation, WGN Radio, Antenna TV, Rewind TV, and Nexstar programming acquisitions. Prior to joining Nexstar, Compton was president of strategic programming and acquisitions for Tribune Company from 2008 to 2019 where he oversaw programming for 42 Tribune television stations and nationally distributed digital network Antenna TV. He also spent 16 years in radio at Clear Channel Radio & Premiere Radio Networks of which, he served as vice president of programming for 10 years before joining Tribune. He and his wife, Rita, have been married for more than 20 years and have three sons.
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