Nexstar Broadcasting To Expand Weekly Political Affairs Program “Inside California Politics” Statewide On September 13

Weekly Broadcast Extends Show’s Exclusive Reach to More Than 22 Million Californians 

SACRAMENTO, California and IRVING, Texas (Sept. 9, 2020) – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will expand “Inside California Politics” to all six of its television stations serving the largest markets in California on September 13.  The 30-minute program will continue to air weekly, examining the political, economic and social issues important to Californians across the state and especially to those living in the local communities served by Nexstar’s television stations.  The show features  in-depth interviews and original unbiased reporting.

Developed and launched earlier this year by KTXL-TV (FOX) in Sacramento by its political reporting team located in the state’s capital, “Inside California Politics” will now offer the unparalleled opportunity to reach more than 22 million viewers across the state of California.  In addition to airing on KTXL-TV, the show now will also be carried by five other Nexstar television stations serving the state, including:  KTLA-TV (IND) in Los Angeles, KRON-TV (MYNET) in San Francisco, KSWB-TV (FOX) in San Diego, KGET-TV (NBC) in Bakersfield and KGPE-TV (CBS) in Fresno.  Viewers can also watch the show by visiting their local Nexstar station’s website in each of these cities (See table below for more details).

“Inside California Politics” will continue to leverage the network of experienced journalists across Nexstar’s California television stations and take advantage of the expertise of the reporters based at its Sacramento and Washington, D.C., news bureaus.  The combination provides for unprecedented and exclusive statewide reach and a unique perspective on issues impacting California and its residents. In addition to comprehensive interviews with political and business leaders throughout the state, the show will invite a team of journalists ‘Inside the Bullpen’ to offer local analysis of the week’s most pressing political issues.

“Inside California Politics” will be hosted from Los Angeles by KTLA-TV anchor, Frank Buckley, and from Sacramento by KTXL-TV anchor, Nikki Laurenzo.  Viewers are invited to engage in the discussion each week by following the show @CAinsider and by tweeting using #insideCApolitics.

“Since it was launched last February in Sacramento, ‘Inside California Politics’ has developed a loyal following and provided local viewers with up-to-the-minute reporting and a fresh perspective on national, state, and local political issues,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting.  “Expanding this programming to all of the state’s other major markets is another demonstration of Nexstar’s commitment to providing innovative and impactful local content to the communities we serve.  As the November election approaches, this exclusive programming offers voters an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running for office and better understand their positions on the issues.   We are extremely pleased to harness the assets of Nexstar’s broadcasting and digital operations in California to immediately expand ‘Inside California Politics’ across the state.”

“Inside California Politics”

• Frank Buckley KTLA 5 News @frankbuckleyTV
• Nikki Laurenzo FOX 40 News @nikkilaurenzo

Inside California Politics will be carried on the following stations and posted on these websites

Station Market Time Station Website Social
KTLA (IND) Los Angeles, CA 4:00 p.m. Sunday @KTLA
KRON (MYNET) San Francisco, CA 6:30 a.m. Sunday @KRON4news
KSWB (FOX) San Diego, CA 5:30 a.m. Sunday @fox5sandiego
KTXL (FOX) Sacramento, CA 9:00 a.m. Sunday @FOX40
KGET (NBC) Bakersfield, CA 9:00 a.m. Sunday @KGETnews
KGPE (CBS) Fresno, CA 6:30 p.m. Sunday @CBS47


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

Chris Berg
Senior Director of Local Content Development
Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

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