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2021 Excellence Award Honorees

2021 Excellence Award Honorees

TVB’s Excellence Awards recognize outstanding thought leadership, vision, business practices and dedication to the local broadcast TV industry.

TVB 2021 Excellence Award for Career Achievement

Honoree: Tim Busch, former President, Nexstar Media
Tim was appointed President of Nexstar Media in January 2017 overseeing its broadcasting operations until his retirement in June 2021. Tim began his expanding leadership roles at Nexstar shortly after joining the company in 2000 as its VP and GM. He has been an active and effective defender of local broadcasting, and has spent many years lobbying on behalf of broadcasters through his company and board organizations with key lawmakers and the FCC. Tim’s vision, passion and commitment to our industry is second to none. He has been an invaluable member of the TVB board providing us with insight and guidance on issues from measurement to automated TV.

TVB 2021 Excellence Award for Career Achievement

Honoree: Ralph Oakley, former President & CEO, Quincy Media
Until recently, Quincy Media was a family-owned business operating television stations in 16 markets, two daily newspapers, and two radio stations. Ralph joined the company in 1977 and held various operations and management positions on his way to becoming president in 2009. His distinction as a smart and effective operator led him to the NAB TV Board and its executive committee, co-chair of the NAB Political Action Committee and NAB Leadership Foundation Board of Directors. He served as President/Chairman of the NBC Affiliate Board, the ABC Affiliate Board of Governors and the Illinois Broadcasters Association. He has been an outstanding member of TVB’s Board.