Panelists to Answer Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine and its Distribution
Produced from Richmond’s WRIC 8News Studio and Livestreamed on the Websites and Mobile Applications of Nexstar’s Television Stations Serving Virginia
RICHMOND, VA and IRVING, TX (Feb. 9, 2021) – Nexstar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), today announced that its television stations serving Virginia will host an exclusive live telecast of a virtual town hall meeting, “Vaccinate Virginia: Your Questions Answered,” on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7 p.m. ET. The town hall will feature panelists from the office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the Virginia Department of Health, and other state health experts, and bring viewers in communities across the state together via live television broadcast and streaming video.
The town hall will be produced at the 8news studio at WRIC-TV (ABC) in Richmond, VA, and livestreamed on the websites and mobile applications of Nexstar’s television stations serving the Commonwealth, including WRIC-TV in Richmond, WAVY-TV (NBC) in Norfolk, WFXR (FOX) in Roanoke, WJHL-TV (CBS/ABC) in Tri-Cities, TN, WDVM-TV (Ind) in Hagerstown, MD and WDCW-TV (CW) in Washington, D.C. The live broadcast will run from 7 p.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET; the discussion will continue and be available via livestream from 7 p.m. ET to 8:30 p.m. ET. (A complete list of station websites is below.)
• Dr. Norm Oliver – State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health
• Dr. Danny Avula – Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Coordinator
• Dr. Cheryl Ivey Green – Vice Chair, Virginia African American Advisory Board
• Dr. Cecilia Barbosa – Chair of the Health Committee for the Virginia Latino Advisory Board
• Dr. Cameron Webb – Senior Policy Advisor for COVID-19 Equity serving the Biden Administration
• Dr. Robert Winn – Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center
• Dr. Cynthia Morrow – District Health Director for the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts
The panelists will provide answers and direction on Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, myths and misinformation, registration, guidance on health care, educational and outreach resources. WRIC’s anchor, Juan Conde, will moderate the discussion with responses to questions from viewers in the Commonwealth. The public is encouraged to submit questions, in text or video, to the regional news outlet’s social media pages using the hashtag #VaccinateVirginia, or directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, ReportIt@wavy.com, news@WFXRtv.com, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The one-hour virtual town hall will be produced at the 8news studio at WRIC in Richmond, VA and live streamed through the websites and mobile applications of Nexstar’s Virginia television stations.
The Town Hall will be available by livestream on the following Nexstar station websites:
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) 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. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns 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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