Nexstar Media Inc. To Host Exclusive Live Telecast of Texas Governor’s Debate September 30th at 7 P.M. CT

Debate Will be the Only Face-to-Face Meeting Between Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke

Live Statewide Debate Coverage Will Reach More Than Twelve Million Viewers

IRVING, TX (September 20, 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 candidates for Texas Governor, Republican incumbent Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O’Rourke. The debate is the only scheduled face-to-face meeting between the two candidates. “YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS: TEXAS GOVERNOR’S DEBATE” will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at 7 p.m. CT, at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus in Edinburg, TX. The debate will be telecast throughout the state and on Nexstar’s national cable news network, NewsNation.

Produced by KXAN-TV (Austin) and KVEO-TV (Harlingen), the hour-long debate will be available via broadcast or digital live stream in every county of the state, potentially bringing together 12 million viewers across Texas. The debate will air on local Nexstar television stations serving 14 markets across Texas, including KDAF-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth, KIAH-TV in Houston, KTSM-TV in El Paso, KMID-TV in Midland/Odessa, KAMC-TV in Lubbock, KAMR-TV in Amarillo, KSAN-TV in San Angelo, KRBC-TV in Abilene, KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls, KETK-TV in Tyler/Longview, KWKT-TV in Waco/Temple/Bryan, KXAN-TV in Austin, KTAL-TV in Texarkana, and KVEO-TV in Harlingen/Weslaco/Brownsville/McAllen. Nexstar is partnering with Graham Media’s KSAT-TV in San Antonio to make the debate available in the state’s third largest market (see table below for more information). In addition, radio stations throughout the country will be provided free access to the debate.

The debate will be hosted by KXAN-TV News anchor Britt Moreno and feature questions from a panel of journalists, including Sally Hernandez of KXAN-TV, Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News, and Steve Spriester of KSAT-TV San Antonio. The panel will pose questions to each candidate, including several submitted from voters in advance, focused on such topics as immigration, gun violence, and abortion rights.

In addition, a group of undecided voters in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area will watch the debate as it happens and give real-time feedback on candidates’ responses, which viewers will be able to see live on the websites of all Nexstar stations serving Texas.

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

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The Texas Governor’s Debate will be carried on the following stations and websites:

Station Network Market Station Website Social: Facebook
KXAN-TV NBC Austin, TX @KXANnews
KWKT-TV FOX Waco, TX  Temple, TX  Bryan, TX @FOX44tv
KETK-TV NBC Tyler, TX Longview, TX @KETKnbc
KMID-TV ABC Midland, TX Odessa, TX @ABCBig2NewsKMID
KRBC-TV NBC Abilene, TX @krbctv
KSAN-TV NBC San Angelo, TX @ksantv
KVEO-TV NBC Harlingen, TX Weslaco, TX Brownsville, TX McAllen, TX @kveotv23
KIAH-TV CW Houston, TX @cw39houston

Ft. Worth, TX @CW33
KTAL-TV NBC Texarkana, TX @NBC6News
KFDX-TV NBC Wichita Falls, TX @KFDX3
KSAT-TV ABC San Antonio, TX @KSAT12

About KXAN News
KXAN News is dedicated to serving the community by delivering in-depth investigative coverage that gets results for Central Texans and provides quality storytelling on all platforms. To learn more about KXAN, 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, including 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 television assets also include 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 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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