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Curtis LeGeyt Secures His Job Post for Next 5 Years

NAB president and CEO agrees to a contract extension

Curtis LeGeyt has sealed his leadership position with the National Association of Broadcasters for the next five years. LeGeyt has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of NAB through 2029, NAB Joint Board Chair Perry Sook announced on Tuesday.

Curtis LeGeyt

LeGeyt has been with the NAB for more than a decade, having joined the association’s ranks in 2011. He became CEO in January 2022, succeeding Gordon Smith. Prior his current role, he spent five years as executive VP of government relations, a key lobbying post at the NAB.

“NAB and its members are thrilled to have Curtis LeGeyt leading our advocacy efforts in Washington and delighted about his contract extension,” said Sook, chairman and CEO of Nexstar Media Group, in a press release. “Curtis has demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic thinking and an unwavering dedication to the future of broadcasting.”

[Related: “AM and AI Are High on LeGeyt’s Priority List“]

According to the NAB, during LeGeyt’s tenure as president and CEO, the organization has “successfully advocated for policies that level the playing field with big tech, enable access to AM radio in the automobile, prevent a new radio performance fee and further the deployment of ATSC 3.0.”

The NAB also references LeGeyt’s work to reduce broadcast regulatory fees for local stations and efforts to require the FCC to provide a “meaningful” review of its broadcast ownership rules.

“I am deeply honored to be entrusted with the leadership of NAB,” said LeGeyt in the release. “Representing the broadcast television and radio stations that unite our communities during this transformative period in media is a privilege. The growing importance of our stations in delivering news and information Americans can trust drives my commitment to this vital industry.”

LeGeyt had a strong presence at last week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, speaking at the NAB Show Welcome Session and state of the industry fireside chat alongside Emmy award-winning journalist Adrienne Bankert, Futuri CEO Daniel Anstandig and Ameca, an autonomously AI-powered humanoid robot.

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