Nexstar Media’s Ohio TV Stations To Host Exclusive Live Telecast Of Debate Between Candidates for the Republican Nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio

Candidates Will Face Off January 22 at the Studios of WJW-TV (FOX8) in Cleveland

Debate Will be Livestreamed and Available to Every Ohio Voter    

Cleveland, OH  (December 14, 2023) – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) today announced that its television stations serving Ohio will host a multi-market exclusive live telecast of the first debate between Matt Dolan, Frank LaRose, and Bernie Moreno, the top three qualifying candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio.

The debate will originate from WJW-TV (FOX8) in Cleveland on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. ET and will air exclusively across Nexstar’s television stations and digital platforms serving the state, including WCMH-TV (NBC4) in Columbus, WDTN-TV in Dayton, WKBN-TV in Youngstown, WTRF-TV in Wheeling, WV/Steubenville, OH, and WOWK-TV in Charleston, WV.  The debate will be moderated by news anchors Joe Toohey of FOX8 and Colleen Marshall of NBC4 in Columbus.

“As Your Local Election Headquarters, FOX8 is proud to host the candidates for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate,” said FOX8 Vice President and General Manager Paul Perozeni. “With our broadcast partners across Nexstar, we’re committed to keeping voters throughout Ohio informed and ahead of the curve when it comes to electing our leaders.”

“As the top U.S. Senate race in the country, the entire nation will be tuned into Ohio for this first Republican debate,” said Chairman Alex Triantafilou, Ohio Republican Party. “We appreciate Nexstar Media facilitating a fair conversation between these three strong conservatives as they make their case directly to Ohio’s Republican voters.”


 The Ohio Republican Senate Candidate Debate Partner Stations

Station Network Market Station Website Social
WJW-TV (FOX8) Fox Cleveland, OH  @FOX8News
WCMH-TV (NBC4) NBC Columbus, OH  @NBC4i
WKBN -TV CBS Youngstown, OH  @WKBN
WTRF-TV CBS Wheeling, WV / Steubenville, OH  @WTRF7News
WOWK-TV CBS Charleston, WV @WOWK13News


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