Steven Newberry serves America’s broadcasters as Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs and Strategic Planning for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). He will be among he distinguished guest speakers on hand for the MAB’s Advocacy Conference & Annual Business Meeting on August 5-6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.
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Steven began his career as a broadcaster at the age of 14 and owned his first radio station at 21. He eventually co-founded and led Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation; a radio broadcast group with facilities throughout his home state of Kentucky. It was during his years with Commonwealth he first became engaged with the National Association of Broadcasters as an active member.
As an NAB board member, Steven served as Radio Board Chair, NABPAC Chair, and was eventually twice elected to lead America’s broadcasters as the Joint Board Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters. Based in Washington, DC, NAB is the premiere trade organization representing America’s radio and television stations and television networks.
He chaired the Authority for Kentucky Educational Television (KET) for five years and served two terms as a member of the national board of trustees of America’s Public Television Stations (APTS). Steven is a past-president of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (1993) and is a member of the KBA Hall of Fame. He received their Distinguished Kentuckian Award in 2009.
He previously served on the board of directors of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and as a member of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) executive committee. He is a member of the International Broadcasters Idea Bank and was the named the 2013 Outstanding Alumnus from the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information.
He received his BA in telecommunications from the University of Kentucky.