Nexstar Broadcasting To Host Exclusive Live Multi-Market Telecast of Virtual Town Hall with California Congressional Leaders on Wednesday, May 27

As California Plans Re-Opening, Congressional Leaders Will Sit For Exclusive Interviews With All of Nexstar’s California Stations

Nexstar Broadcasting Brings Together More Than 22 Million Viewers Across California Via Television Broadcast and Livestream Video

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and IRVING, TX (May 27, 2020) – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host an exclusive live virtual Town Hall meeting, “Inside California Politics, The Road To Reopening,” featuring top Congressional leaders on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. PT.  The Town Hall will include U.S. Representative Doug Lamalfa (R-1), U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-3), U.S. Representative Tom McClintock (R-4), U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-15), U.S. Representative Jim Costa (D-16), U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-37), and U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-49), who will explore a wide range of critical issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the opening of the state of California.  Due to restrictions on large gatherings, all of the guests will remotely join the broadcast and livestream.

The one-hour virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of KTXL-TV in Sacramento, CA, and bring together more than 25 million viewers across California.  The live broadcast will be simulcast on all of Nexstar’s California television stations, including KTXL-TV (FOX) in Sacramento, KTLA-TV (CW) in Los Angeles, KRON-TV (MyNetworkTV) in San Francisco, KSWB-TV (FOX) in San Diego, KSEE-TV (NBC) in Fresno, and KGET-TV (NBC/CW) in Bakersfield from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT.  Viewers are invited to submit questions via social media using the hashtag #reOpeningCA.  Preference will be given to those questions submitted on social media as videos rather than texts.  Viewers can also submit questions via email at:

The television broadcast will be hosted by KTXL-TV anchor Nikki Laurenzo and KTLA-TV anchor, Frank Buckley.  Viewers may access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting the website of their local Nexstar television station.  The Town Hall will open with Ms. Laurenzo and Mr. Buckley providing a recap of the latest developments in the pandemic.  The broadcast will then move to interviews with the participating representatives and feature questions submitted by viewers.

“California residents looking to hear about the impact of the pandemic, voice their concerns and ask questions regarding the re-opening of the state’s economy, can rely on Nexstar’s local television stations to provide them the latest news and to connect them to their local government leaders,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.  “Nexstar is proud to harness the combined resources of our broadcast operations serving California’s local communities to bring together the state’s key leadership, connecting them live with over 22 million viewers across California.  We are grateful to the Representatives for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this important event.”

Inside California Politics, The Road to Reopening Virtual Town Hall Television Broadcast and Livestream
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PT
KTXL-TV studios in Sacramento, CA

Hosts: KTXL-TV anchor Nikki Laurenzo and KTLA-TV anchor Frank Buckley

U.S. Representative Doug Lamalfa (R-1)
U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-3)
U.S. Representative Tom McClintock (R-4)
U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-15)
U.S. Representative Jim Costa (D-16)
U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-37)
U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-49)

Station Network Market Station Website Social
KTXL-TV FOX Sacramento, CA @FOX40
KTLA-TV CW Los Angeles, CA @KTLA
KRON-TV MyNetworkTV San Francisco, CA @kron4news
KSWB-TV FOX San Diego, CA @fox5sandiego
KGET-TV NBC/CW Bakersfield, CA @KGETnews

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

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