Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Elizabeth Ryder was appointed as General Counsel for Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (now Nexstar Media Group, Inc.) in May 2009, and currently serves as the Company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. In her role as General Counsel, Ms. Ryder led the Company’s legal efforts in its $4 billion acquisition of Media General, Inc. Ms. Ryder currently leads the Company’s legal, distribution and human resources teams overseeing a wide variety of transactional, distribution, IP and HR matters.
Prior to joining Nexstar, Ms. Ryder served as Vice President – Legal Affairs at First Broadcasting Operating, Inc., where she oversaw a broad range of broadcast, corporate and FCC regulatory matters.
From 2002-2007, Ms. Ryder was associate and counsel with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Washington, D.C., where she represented commercial and noncommercial radio and television broadcasters in the sales and acquisitions of broadcast stations and in all aspects of FCC administration and regulatory matters. Ms. Ryder graduated from George Washington School of Law in 1996 and, upon graduation, joined the law firm of Arter & Hadden LLP, in their communications group. In her spare time, Ms. Ryder enjoys skydiving, boating and trips to Hawaii.