Steve Newberry Joins NAB For EVP Post


Former NAB Joint Board Chairman Steve Newberry has another job aside from his role as President/CEO of a Kentucky-based radio broadcasting company.

Newberry has just been tapped to serve as the EVP for Strategic Planning/Special Projects for the broadcast media industry’s biggest advocacy and lobbying group. He’ll focus on multiple NAB initiatives, including the construction of a new NAB headquarters in the Capitol Riverfront section of Washington.

The planned relocation of NAB from its Dupont Circle location was the culmination of a rigorous search for a location with improved access to Capitol Hill. NAB expects to move into the new building in 2019.

Newberry has been a Washington, D.C.-based consultant since 2015 through his Newberry Advisors and served as chairman of NAB’s Joint Board of Directors from 2009 to 2011.

In Glasgow, Ky., his Commonwealth Broadcasting owns some two dozen radio stations including WOVO-FM 106.3 in Bowling Green, Ky.

“Steve Newberry is a broadcaster’s broadcaster, and he has been a remarkable advocate for our great business in his home state of Kentucky and in the halls of Congress,” said NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith. “For nearly 20 years, Steve has been at the center of most of the major policy discussions that impact free and local broadcasting, both as an owner and as an NAB Board member. He will be a tremendous asset to NAB and our member stations as a full-time NAB employee.”

Newberry began his broadcasting career at the age of 14 and became a station owner at the age of 21. He is a former president of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association, and served for six years as a member of the national board of trustees of America’s Public Television Stations.