Nexstar Media Inc. To Host Exclusive Statewide Live Telecast of Debate Between the Candidates for U.S. Senate from Ohio on October 10 at 7 P.M.

Five Nexstar Stations in Ohio to Bring Exclusive Live Debate Coverage To Five Million Viewers Across the State

CLEVELAND, OH and COLUMBUS, OH (October 04, 2022) – Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST), announced today that it will host an exclusive multi-market live prime time telecast of a debate between the candidates running for the United States Senate from Ohio, Republican JD Vance and Democrat Tim Ryan. The event is currently the only scheduled face-to-face meeting between the two candidates.  “YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS: OHIO U.S. SENATE DEBATE” will take place on Monday, October 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. EDT, at the WJW-TV studios in Cleveland, OH, and will be telecast and live streamed throughout the state.

The one-hour debate will bring together potentially five million viewers across Ohio and will air on five Nexstar television stations, including: WJW-TV FOX8 (FOX) in Cleveland, WCMH-TV NBC4 (NBC) in Columbus, WDTN-TV 2News (NBC) in Dayton, WYFX-TV (FOX) in Youngstown, and WTRF-TV (CBS) in Wheeling, WV/Steubenville, OH. Local 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 moderated by WJW FOX8 anchor Joe Toohey and WCMH NBC4 anchor Colleen Marshall, who will pose questions to the candidates focused on current local and regional issues impacting communities across the Ohio.

The election for U.S. Senator from Ohio is scheduled to take place on November 8. For more information regarding the upcoming elections, including early voting dates, polling locations and voter identification requirements, please visit

Your Local Election Headquarters: Ohio U.S. Senate Debate

Monday, October 10, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

Media access and usage guidelines can be found here.

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

Station Network Market Station Website Social Media
WJW-TV FOX Cleveland @fox8news
WCMH-TV NBC Columbus @nbc4i
WDTN-TV NBC Dayton @wdtn2
WYFX-TV FOX Youngstown /

WTRF-TV CBS Wheeling/Steubenville @wtrf7news

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

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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 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

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Senior Director of Local Content Development
Nexstar Media Inc.

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Creative Services Director
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Click here for the PDF version of the release and here for the media guidelines.

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