Rigsby, reporting to Blake Russell, Nexstar’s SVP/Station Operations, will be responsible for overseeing Nexstar’s information technology infrastructure, as well as the integration of recently acquired Inergize Digital Media into the company’s technology platform. He will also be responsible for the engineering and installation of the latest technologies into Nexstar’s station portfolio and will oversee the technology team at its Irving, TX HQ.
Rigsby most recently served as Chief Technology Officer, VP/Director of Engineering and General Manager of Newport Technical Operations Center for Newport Television LLC from 2008 to 2012. In his role, Rigsby was responsible for all corporate technology and technical resources related to television operations and the Inergize Digital platform, HD news production, information management systems including broadcast, storage and server systems, and data center operations.
At Nexstar, Rigsby will assume responsibility for the ongoing integration of the Inergize Digital operations (acquired from Newport in December) with Nexstar’s existing e-MEDIA and GoLocal.biz platforms which currently include 43 local community web portals. Inergize Digital offers fully integrated e-Media management solutions on-air, online and for mobile devices. Inergize has multi-year contracts with some 75 stations and other entities outside of the Nexstar platform.