Nexstar hosts the only televised debates for key U.S. Senate races in Ohio, Georgia and Pennsylvania and the Governor’s races in Texas and Illinois
IRVING, TX (October 13, 2022) — Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that its owned and partner stations are delivering unprecedented political coverage this mid-term election season, hosting nearly 50 local and statewide candidate debates and forums from the primaries through election day. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people.
In several key states with competitive races, Nexstar is the only local broadcaster with the scale and resources capable of bringing opposing candidates together for a live broadcast carried in virtually every county to an audience of millions of voters. Many of the Nexstar-hosted debates, including for the U.S. Senate races in Georgia and Pennsylvania and the Governor’s race in Texas, represent the only face-to-face meetings between the candidates ahead of the November elections.
During the 2022 mid-term election season, approximately 88 Nexstar and partner stations in 22 states across the country are bringing exclusive live coverage of these events to tens of millions of viewers via local television broadcast and digital livestream, with additional nationwide coverage of select events on NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes. Nexstar is also providing select local media partners, including non-Nexstar owned local radio and TV broadcast stations, access to these events, highlighting the Company’s commitment to public service and to fostering civic engagement among all prospective eligible voters.
Andrew Alford, Nexstar Media Inc. President, Broadcasting stated, “Every day, Nexstar stations help strengthen our communities by providing a trusted platform where people can discuss local issues, learn about their neighbors and gather in times of celebration or in times of difficulty. This mid-term election season, Nexstar is proud to harness the power of our scale and resources to bring more candidate debates and forums to prospective voters across more platforms than ever before. Nexstar stations are hosting nearly 50 candidate debates and forums, allowing voters to hear directly from candidates about their plans to address current local, regional and national issues. As always, our award-winning news anchors and reporters remain committed to serving the interests of voters across the country by delivering exclusive local news content and unbiased political coverage that enables them to make informed decisions on election day.”
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About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit Nexstar.tv.
Joseph Jaffoni or Jennifer Neuman
EVP/Chief Communications Officer
Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
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