Nexstar Broadcasting To Host Exclusive Multi-Market Live Telecast of Virtual Town Hall with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Thursday, April 30th

Governor to Address Statewide Response to the Coronavirus and Reopening the State, Joined by the State’s Health Commissioner

Nexstar Brings Together Nearly 2.3 Million Viewers Across 90 Tennessee Counties Via Television Broadcast and Livestream Video

NASHVILLE, TN and IRVING, TX (April 28, 2020) – 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 with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. CT.  The governor will address the statewide response to the Covid-19 virus and detail the actions the state will take to reopen the economy. He will be joined by Tennessee State Health Commissioner, Dr. Lisa Piercey.  In keeping with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance on social distancing, the virtual Town Hall will take place at the studios of WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, and bring viewers in communities across the state together via live television broadcast and livestream video. Viewers are invited to submit questions to Governor Lee and Dr. Piercey via social media using the hashtag #TNTownHall.

The half-hour television broadcast will be hosted by Bob Mueller, WKRN-TV anchor, and will bring together nearly 2.3 million viewers across 90 Tennessee counties via television broadcast and livestream video.  The broadcast will air on six Nexstar Broadcasting stations serving Tennessee, including WKRN-TV (ABC) in Nashville, WREG-TV (CBS) in Memphis, WATE-TV (ABC) in Knoxville, WJHL-TV (CBS) and EJHL-TV (ABC) in Tri-Cities, and WJKT-TV (FOX) in Jackson, TN.  The broadcast will also be carried by WRCB-TV (NBC) in Chattanooga.  All of the stations will also provide a livestream of the broadcast on their respective websites.

The Town Hall will open with Governor Lee and Dr. Piercey addressing the latest statewide health and business guidelines. The broadcast will then turn to questions submitted by viewers from around the state via a variety of social media platforms.  Viewers can contribute questions prior to and during the Town Hall using the hashtag #TNTownHall.

“As states across the country begin announcing plans to reopen for business while continuing to maintain sensible safety measures, it is critically important that we provide our viewers with the latest news and information about this transition and what lies ahead,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.  “This exclusive statewide Town Hall broadcast and livestream will enable Tennessee residents to get guidance from the Governor and the state’s top health official about what they need to do to reopen and stay safe.  We are proud to harness the combined resources of our local television operations across the state of Tennessee to bring this virtual Town Hall to our viewers.  We are grateful to Governor Lee and his administration for allowing Nexstar Broadcasting to serve as the host of this important event.”

Due to the importance of this information to all Tennessee residents, all news providers may access 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

Tennessee Governor Virtual Town Hall Television Broadcast and Livestream
Thursday, April 30, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT
WKRN-TV studios

Hosts: Bob Mueller
Guests:  Governor Bill Lee, Dr. Lisa Piercey, Tennessee State Health Commissioner

The following television stations and websites will broadcast and livestream the Town Hall:

Station Network Market Station Website Social
WREG-TV CBS Memphis, TN @3onyourside
WATE-TV ABC Knoxville, TN @6News
WJHL-TV CBS Tri-Cities, TN @WJHL11
EJHL-TV ABC Tri-Cities, TN @WJHL11
WJKT-TV FOX Jackson, TN @3onyourside
WRCB-TV NBC Chattanooga, TN @WRCBtv

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