RICHMOND, VA and IRVING, TX – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host a live virtual Town Hall meeting, “Virginia Responds: Your Questions Answered,” with U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The senators and governor will address Virginia’s response to the current coronavirus outbreak and take viewer questions. In keeping with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance on social distancing, the one-hour virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia, and bring viewers in communities across the state together via live television broadcast and livestream video. Viewers are invited to submit questions to Senator Warner, Senator Kaine, and Governor Northam via social media using the hashtag #VirginiaResponds. (Facebook | Twitter)
The television broadcast will be hosted by WRIC-TV’s main anchor team, Juan Conde and Constance Jones, and will air on five Nexstar stations serving the state, including WRIC-TV (ABC) in Richmond, WAVY-TV (NBC) and WVBT-TV (FOX) in Norfolk, WFXR-TV (FOX) in Roanoke, WDVM-TV (Ind) in Hagerstown, MD, and WJHL-TV (ABC/CBS) in Tri-Cities, TN. These stations also will provide a livestream of the broadcast on their respective websites. In addition, WVNS-TV in Beckley, WV, will carry only the livestream on its website, wvnstv.com.
The Town Hall will open with Governor Northam, who will address the latest developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the state’s response. He will also take questions submitted by viewers from around the state via a variety of social media platforms. Senators Warner and Kaine will join the Town Hall during the second half-hour of the broadcast to talk about the federal response and take viewer questions. Viewers can contribute questions prior to and during the Town Hall using the hashtag #VirginiaResponds. Preference will be given to those questions submitted in video format.
“This Town Hall is in keeping with Nexstar’s core mission to bring our viewers the latest news and critical information, especially in times of uncertainty and crisis,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “The Town Hall format will enable Virginia residents to get potentially life-saving guidance from these elected officials regarding the coronavirus outbreak and how the state is coping with the problems it has created. Providing the Town Hall on our family of stations and websites serving Virginia will ensure that this important broadcast reaches the largest audience possible. We are grateful to Senators Warner and Kaine and Governor Northam for enabling Nexstar to serve as the host of this special event.”
Due to the importance of this information to all Virginia residents, all news providers may use the live digital stream of the Town Hall. The embed code is available, upon request, by contacting Austin Kellerman at Nexstar Broadcasting via email at email@example.com.
The following television stations and websites will broadcast and livestream the Town Hall:
WVNS-TV, in Beckley, WV, will provide only a livestream of the Town Hall at www.wvnstv.com.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 196 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 114 markets or approximately 38% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. Nexstar also owns WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv
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