Nexstar Media Inc. To Broadcast Exclusive Live Debate Between Candidates for U.S. Senator from Georgia on October 14 at 7 P.M. ET

Debate will be the Only Face-to-Face Meeting Between Incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker

Live Statewide Debate Coverage Will Reach More Than Ten Million Viewers

SAVANNAH, GA (October 5, 2022) – Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host a multi-market live telecast of a debate between the major party candidates for U.S. Senator from Georgia, incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. The debate is currently the only scheduled face-to- face meeting between the two candidates. “YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS: GEORGIA SENATE DEBATE,” will take place on Friday, October 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET, at the JW Marriott Savannah in Savannah’s Plant Riverside District.

The one-hour debate will be made available to more than 10 million viewers across Georgia and will air on five Nexstar television stations serving the state, including: WSAV-TV (NBC) in Savannah, WRBL-TV(CBS) in Columbus, WJBF-TV (ABC) in Augusta, WSPA (CBS) in Spartanburg, SC and WDHN (ABC) in Dothan, AL. The debate also will air on partner stations serving viewers in Georgia: WAGA-TV (FOX) in Atlanta, WGXA- TV (ABC) in Macon, WTGS-TV (FOX) in Savannah, WTVC (ABC) in Chattanooga, TN, and WTWC (NBC) in Tallahassee, FL. Viewers may also access a livestream of the debate online by visiting the website of their local Nexstar station (see table below for more information). The debate will be simulcast on the Georgia News Network and WSB AM in Atlanta.

The debate will be anchored by WSAV-TV’s Tina Tyus-Shaw and WAGA-TV’s Buck Lanford, who will pose questions to the candidates about issues that are important to Georgia voters.

The election for Georgia Senate will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Voters must register to vote by Tuesday, October 11th. To register to vote, and find out more regarding the upcoming elections, including early voting dates, polling locations and voter identification requirements, please visit


The U.S. Senate Debate will be carried on the following Nexstar stations, partner stations and websites:

Station Network Market Station Website Social Media
WSAV-TV NBC Savannah, GA @wsav
WRBL-TV CBS Columbus, GA @wrblnews3
WJBF-TV ABC Augusta, GA @wjbf
WSPA-TV 7.2 CW Spartanburg, SC @wspa7
WDHN–TV ABC Dothan, AL @wdhn
WAGA-TV FOX Atlanta, GA @fox5atlanta
WGXA-TV ABC Macon, GA @wgxanews
WTGS-TV FOX Savannah, GA @wtgsfox28





Chattanooga, TN m @newschannel 9
WTWC-TV NBC Tallahassee, FL

About WSAV News 3
WSAV News 3 serves the Georgia Coastal Empire and South Carolina Lowcountry. WSAV’s unique brand of On Your Side journalism has made it the area’s most critically and professionally acclaimed local news operation. To learn more about WSAV, please visit

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 more than 290,000 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

Chris Berg
Senior Director of Local Content Development
Nexstar Media Inc.
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