Nexstar Broadcasting to Host Exclusive Multi-Market Live Telecast of Virtual Town Hall with Congressman Peter Welch and Vermont Business Leaders on Wednesday, June 3

Guests Will Address Coronavirus Outbreak and Re-Opening of Vermont’s Economy


Nexstar Stations Will Reach all of Vermont via Television Broadcast and Livestream Video


BURLINGTON and IRVING, TX – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, announced today that it will host an exclusive live virtual Town Hall meeting, “Vermont Virtual Town Hall,” featuring Vermont’s Congressman, Peter Welch, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. ET.  The Town Hall will also include Tom Torti, President & CEO of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, Claudio Fort, President & CEO of the Rutland Regional Medical Center, and Tom Flanagan, the next Superintendent of the Burlington School District.  The Town Hall will address the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and possible changes residents might expect in the retail, healthcare, and education segments of the economy.

The one-hour virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of WFFF-TV (FOX) in Colchester, VT, and bring together more than 600,000 viewers across the state’s 14 counties via live television broadcast and livestream video.  The live broadcast will air from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT and be hosted by Local 44 anchor, Lauren Maloney.  The Town Hall will air on three Nexstar television stations serving Vermont, including WFFF-TV (FOX) and WVNY-TV (ABC) in Colchester, and WTEN-TV (ABC) in Albany, NY.  Viewers may access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting  Viewers are invited to submit questions via email to

The Town Hall will open with a review of the latest developments in the battle against the pandemic, after which Ms. Maloney will speak with Congressman Welch regarding issues related to the re-opening of the Vermont’s economy and federal assistance for the state.  Ms. Maloney will then pose questions submitted by viewers.

“Vermonters interested in hearing about the impact of the pandemic, and wishing to express their concerns and ask questions regarding the re-opening of the state’s economy, can rely on Nexstar’s local television stations to provide them the latest news and to connect them to their government and community leaders,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.  “We are proud to have our local stations give viewers a forum across the entire state of Vermont to connect directly to their state and local leaders about the re-opening process.  We are grateful to Congressman Welch and to all of the guests for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this vitally important live event.”

Vermont Virtual Town Hall

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern

Local 44 News Studio, Colchester, VT

Hosts: Local 44 News Anchor Lauren Maloney


  • Vermont Congressman, Peter Welch (D)
  • Tom Torti, President & CEO, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce
  • Claudio Fort, President & CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Tom Flanigan, Superintendent, Burlington School District

The Town Hall will be carried on the following Nexstar stations and websites:

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Note: In addition to the live television broadcast, viewers may also access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting

About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 196 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 114 markets or approximately 38% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. Nexstar also owns WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset.  For more information please visit

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