Nexstar Media Inc. To Host Exclusive Statewide Live Telecast of U.S. Senate Primary Debate on April 26 At 7 P.M.

Six Nexstar Stations and Other Participating Stations in North Carolina to Bring Exclusive Live Debate Coverage to Millions of Viewers Across the State

HIGH POINT, NC (April 19, 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 telecast of a debate between the Republican Party candidates for the United States Senate from North Carolina.  “YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS: North Carolina REPUBLICAN PRIMARY U.S. SENATE DEBATE” will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET, at the FOX8 Studios in High Point, NC, and be telecast/streamed throughout the state.

The one-hour debate will bring together potentially millions of viewers across North Carolina and will air on six Nexstar television stations serving the state, including: WGHP-TV FOX8 (FOX) in Greensboro, WJZY-TV (FOX) in Charlotte, WNCN-TV (CBS) in Raleigh, WSPA-TV (CBS) in Spartanburg, WAVY-TV (NBC) in Norfolk, VA, WNCT-TV (CBS) in Greenville.  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 anchored by WGHP FOX8’s Bob Buckley, Ann Wyatt Little from Queen City News in Charlotte, and WNCN-TV’s Rod Carter who will pose questions to the candidates focused on current local and regional issues impacting communities across the state.  Participating candidates for the live event include former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and former North Carolina 6th Congressional District Representative Mark Walker. North Carolina 13th Congressional District Representative Ted Budd has qualified and has been invited but has not yet confirmed his attendance. The candidates will be asked for their views on the infrastructure, the economy, foreign policy, and other important topics impacting North Carolina.

The primary election for U.S. Senator from North Carolina is scheduled to take place on May 17, 2022.  To register to vote, please visit:

Your Local Election Headquarters: North Carolina Republican Primary U.S. Senate Debate
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

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

Station Network Market Station Website Social Media
WJZY-TV FOX Charlotte, NC @FOX46News
WYCW-TV CW Spartanburg, SC/Asheville, NC @WSPA7
WVBT FOX Norfolk, VA @WAVY_news
WGHP-TV FOX Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, NC
WNCT-TV CBS Greenville, NC @wnct9
WWAY-TV CBS Wilmington, NC @wway

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.

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, including 283,000 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 television assets also include NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 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 with over 120 million monthly unique users as of December 31, 2021. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform 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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