Dana Zimmer net worth and biography

Dana Zimmer Biography and Net Worth

Dana Zimmer serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Distribution and Strategy Officer for Nexstar Media Group, Inc.  She oversees all distribution for the company’s billion-dollar-plus broadcast and television content portfolio to the cable, satellite, telco and digital media industries.  She spearheads network content deals with partners, Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and CW.  Zimmer is responsible for distribution of 198 local television stations, representing 39% of the United States and NewsNation.  She leads strategy, execution and day-to-day management of Nexstar’s relationships with all of its distribution partners.  Prior to joining Nexstar, Zimmer was President of Distribution and Marketing for Tribune Media Company, where she served a similar role of overseeing revenue for the multiplatform broadcast and cable powerhouse consisting of 42 broadcast stations and WGN America.

Zimmer was formerly the Executive Vice President of TV Networks Distribution for NBCUniversal.  She led the national sales team in the distribution of NBCUniversal’s broadcast and television content to the cable, satellite and telco industries.  Zimmer oversaw key distribution deals for NBCU’s multi-billion-dollar content portfolio of broadcast owned and operated stations and cable networks, including Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, Golf Channel, NBC SportsNet, NECN, MSNBC, Oxygen, Style, Syfy, and USA, as well as the Olympics, Chiller, CLOO and Universal HD.  Additionally, Zimmer managed distribution efforts of Comcast Sports Networks’ in the California Bay Area, Chicago, Houston, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Seattle-Northwest, Philadelphia, Southeast, Southwest, SportsNet New York and The Comcast Network.

Before Comcast acquired NBCUniversal, Zimmer served as Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Comcast Networks from 2005 through January 2011. She oversaw affiliate sales, marketing, business development and national account distribution for the entire content portfolio.

Prior to joining Comcast, Zimmer played an integral role on the launch teams that spearheaded successful distribution efforts of YES Network and SportsNet New York – the very first team-owned Regional Sports Networks lead by the Yankees and Mets, respectively, in the biggest sports market in the nation.  Dana also worked in affiliate sales for Fox Cable Networks and Discovery Communications.

Widely recognized in the cable industry as a top executive, Zimmer was named to the 2016 Cablefax 100 list and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Cable by Cablefax each year since 2010.  In 2014, she was awarded Broadcasting & Cable’s Next Wave of Leaders.  Women in Cable & Technology awarded her their top honor as a “Wonder Woman” in 2012 and in the same year, Cablefax named her into the Cable Sales Hall of Fame.  Zimmer was inducted in 2010 for the “40 under 40” awards by both Multichannel News and the Sports Business Journal.  She served on the Women in Cable & Technology National Board of Directors for ten years.

Zimmer holds a Master of Arts degree in the School of Communication from The American University and a Bachelor of Science dual degree from SI Newhouse School of Public Communication and Whitman School of Management from Syracuse University.   In 2016 she became a member of the Newhouse Advisory Board.  She resides in Philadelphia with her husband, Clay and their two children, Ava and Chase.

What is Dana Zimmer's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Dana Zimmer is at least $305,428.48 as of May 23rd, 2022. Ms. Zimmer owns 1,792 shares of Nexstar Media Group stock worth more than $305,428 as of September 29th. This net worth evaluation does not reflect any other assets that Ms. Zimmer may own. Additionally, Ms. Zimmer receives a salary of $1,490,000.00 as Insider at Nexstar Media Group. Learn More about Dana Zimmer's net worth.

How old is Dana Zimmer?

Ms. Zimmer is currently 52 years old. There are 6 older executives and no younger executives at Nexstar Media Group. The oldest executive at Nexstar Media Group is Mr. Gary Weitman, Exec. VP & Chief Communications Officer, who is 65 years old. Learn More on Dana Zimmer's age.

What is Dana Zimmer's salary?

As the Insider of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., Ms. Zimmer earned a total compensation package of $2,913,816.00 in 2021. Ms. Zimmer earned a salary of $731,250.00, a bonus of $750,000.00, stock awards of $1,423,300.00, and other compensation of $9,266.00.There are 2 executives that earn more than Ms. Zimmer. The highest earning executive at Nexstar Media Group is Mr. Perry A. Sook, Founder, Chairman & CEO, who commands a salary of $5,640,000.00 per year. Learn More on Dana Zimmer's salary.

How do I contact Dana Zimmer?

The corporate mailing address for Ms. Zimmer and other Nexstar Media Group executives is 545 EAST JOHN CARPENTER FREEWAY SUITE 700, IRVING TX, 75062. Nexstar Media Group can also be reached via phone at (972) 373-8800 and via email at [email protected] Learn More on Dana Zimmer's contact information.

Has Dana Zimmer been buying or selling shares of Nexstar Media Group?

Dana Zimmer has not been actively trading shares of Nexstar Media Group within the last three months. Most recently, Dana Zimmer sold 2,869 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $175.97, for a transaction totalling $504,857.93. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,792 shares of the company's stock, valued at $315,338.24. Learn More on Dana Zimmer's trading history.

Who are Nexstar Media Group's active insiders?

Nexstar Media Group's insider roster includes Andrew Alford (Insider), Karen Brophy (Insider), Timothy Busch (Insider), Thomas Carter (COO), Sean Compton (Insider), Brett Jenkins (EVP), Charles McMillen (Director), Lisbeth Mcnabb (Director), Dennis Miller (Director), John Muse (Director), I. Pompadur (Director), Blake Russell (EVP), Elizabeth Ryder (EVP), Perry Sook (CEO), Gary Weitman (Insider), and Dana Zimmer (Insider). Learn More on Nexstar Media Group's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Nexstar Media Group?

During the last twelve months, insiders at the sold shares 28 times. They sold a total of 590,516 shares worth more than $101,505,792.18. The most recent insider tranaction occured on September, 27th when COO Thomas Carter sold 9,737 shares worth more than $1,673,887.67. Insiders at Nexstar Media Group own 5.0 % of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Nexstar Media Group.

Information on this page was last updated on 9/27/2022.

Dana Zimmer Insider Trading History at Nexstar Media Group

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
5/23/2022Sell2,869$175.97$504,857.931,792View SEC Filing Icon  
5/18/2022Sell1,191$173.86$207,067.264,661View SEC Filing Icon  
11/5/2021Sell1,352$166.42$224,999.84View SEC Filing Icon  
5/24/2021Sell1,616$152.54$246,504.641,792View SEC Filing Icon  
9/28/2020Sell708$95.13$67,352.041,792View SEC Filing Icon  
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Nexstar Media Group Company Overview

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Nexstar Media Group, Inc., a television broadcasting and digital media company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community websites and digital media services in the United States. The company offers free programming to television viewing audiences. As of December 31, 2020, it provided sales, programming, and other services through various local service agreements to 37 power television stations owned by independent third parties; and owned, operated, programmed, or provided sales and other services to 198 television stations. The company also offers video and display advertising platforms that are delivered locally or nationally through its own and various third party websites and mobile applications, as well as owns WGN America, a national general entertainment cable network. Its stations are affiliates of ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, The CW, MyNetworkTV, and other broadcast television networks. The company was formerly known as Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and changed its name to Nexstar Media Group, Inc. in January 2017. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
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