2023 NEXT Honorees

TVB’s NEXT awards, underwritten by WideOrbit, recognizes up and coming executives from buying and sales for outstanding performance and future vision.

Media Buying Winner

Honoree Nicole Besen, Buyer, Local Investment
Organization Havas Media
In the future, I see the role of media buyers expanding. I think buyers will be responsible for multiple forms of local media, activating holistically across platforms, rather than focusing on just one piece of the puzzle.”

Media Selling Winner

Honoree Jennifer Kempton, Account Executive
Organization TEGNA, KUSA Denver
Local TV has the influence to grow local businesses by reaching a loyal audience and turning them into lifelong customers. Combining the power of broadcast TV with the sight, sound, and visual elements of a local commercial creates the most effective marketing tool for businesses.”