Nexstar Broadcasting to Host Exclusive Telecast of Virtual Town Hall with Hawaii Governor David Ige and U.S. Representatives Ed Case and Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday, May 21

Guests Will Address Federal and State Response to Coronavirus Outbreak


KHON2 Brings Together More Than 1.4 Million Residents Across All Islands Via Television Broadcast and Livestream


HONOLULU, HI and IRVING, TX – 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, “Coronavirus Facts Not Fear: Town Hall,” featuring Hawaii Governor David Ige, U.S. Representative Ed Case (D-1) and U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-2), on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  Governor Ige and Representatives Case and Gabbard will address the federal and state response to the coronavirus pandemic and answer important questions from viewers.  Due to restrictions on large gatherings, the Governor and U.S. Representatives will remotely join the broadcast and livestream.

The half-hour virtual Town Hall will originate from the studios of KHON-TV/KHII-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii and will bring together more than 1.4 million residents across all of the state’s islands.  The Town Hall meeting will be broadcast from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on KHII-TV and 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hawaii Time on KHON2. Viewers can submit their video questions via the Report It feature on the KHON-TV website, or by sending an email to  Viewers are also invited to submit questions via social media using the hashtag #KHON2Covid19.  Preference will be given to those questions submitted as video rather than text.

The television broadcast will be hosted by KHON2 News Anchor and Investigative Reporter Gina Mangieri and will open with a recap of the latest developments in the pandemic and plans for reopening the state’s economy.  Ms. Mangieri will then pose viewer questions to the participants.

“Nexstar Broadcasting and KHON-TV/KHII-TV are committed to serving the viewers in the great state of Hawaii and providing the most current critical information from our elected representatives,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “We are proud to connect Governor Ige and Representatives Case and Gabbard with our viewers on multiple platforms to share concerns from the residents of all the islands as the state begins the process of reopening.  We are grateful to Governor Ige and to Representatives Case and Gabbard for their participation and for allowing us to serve as host of this important community event.”

Hawaii’s Coronavirus Facts Not Fear: Town Hall Television Broadcast and Livestream

Thursday, May 21, 2020

7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hawaii Time on KHII-TV

9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hawaii Time on KHON-TV

KHON-TV/KHII-TV studios in Honolulu, Hawaii

Host: KHON2 News Anchor and Investigative Reporter Gina Mangieri


  • Governor David Ige (D)
  • S. Representative Ed Case (D-1)
  • S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard

The Town Hall will be carried on the following stations and websites:

Station Network Market Station Website Social
 KHON-TV FOX/CW Honolulu, HI @KHONnews
 KHII-TV MyNetworkTV Honolulu, HI @KHONnews

Note: In addition to the live television broadcast, viewers may also access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting their local participating Nexstar station’s website.

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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