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ABC27 has new general manager

Local broadcast company WHTM-TV (ABC27) has a new leader.

Nexstar Media Group Inc., the parent company of ABC27, has named Robert Bee as the new vice president and general manager of the station and its associated digital services, including abc27.com.

Bee, an industry veteran with more than 35 years of broadcast and sales management experience, has spent the last two decades working in communities across Pennsylvania. He spent the last five years at Nexstar’s WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Before joining the company, Bee served as director of sales at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh from 2003 to 2012. Prior to that, he held several positions in the industry, including general sales manager at WGAL-TV in Harrisburg.

Shares of Texas-based Nexstar are traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol NXST. The media company owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 171 TV stations and related digital multicast signals that reach nearly 40 percent of all TV households in the U.S.

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