Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, to receive the award at NAB Show Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will present the Digital Leadership Award to Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The award presentation will take place at the Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 8.
Established in 2015, the Digital Leadership Award honors an individual at a broadcast station, group or network who has had a significant role in transforming a traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital media platforms.
McMahon oversees the company’s local television stations and their digital assets. In her role, she guides the modernization efforts of the Group’s leading local news and information brands with a focus on next-gen storytelling, capabilities and distribution.
Key initiatives include the expansion of the stations’ multiplatform content portfolios and reach as demonstrated by the launch of the highly successful digital brand, Localish, as well as the pioneering Community Journalist program that embeds digital-first reporters directly in the neighborhoods they serve. ABC-owned stations continuously leverage technology and data to reimagine the future of local television and secure new revenue streams through innovative programming and products. Prior to being named president, McMahon’s leadership of the stations’ digital content and product development efforts helped drive historical audience and video-performance increases.
NAB Show, held April 6 – 11, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world’s largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With nearly 100,000 attendees from 165 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and fuel the digital storytelling economy. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.