Nexstar did not immediately respond to PennLive’s request for a response, but did issue a public statement regarding Posteraro’s legal complaint. In the statement, the company asserted that the schedule change which affected Posteraro was one of many such shifts in assignments, and had been in the works for some time.
According to the statement, Posteraro’s reassignment was in no way retaliation for her involvement with the August 2017 internal complaint, and the negotiations with Posteraro’s contract were “a straightforward employment contract renewal process.”
The statement also included intentions to retain current advertisers. It was during this time that Nexstar senior executive vice president and regional manager Theresa Underwood gave an interview to the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal.
The company planned to fight Posteraro’s allegations, as well as what they referred to as her “ongoing public promotion of inaccurate and misleading statements,” and “pursue any and all legal remedies for damage caused by Ms. Posteraro and her advisors through their destructive public mischaracterizations.”
Also during this time, the management of the station and Nexstar representatives held a staff meeting at abc27, during which they expressed their continued support for Robert Bee.