Nexstar Broadcasting To Host Exclusive Multi-Market Virtual Live Town Hall with Wisconsin State Government Officials and Local Community Leaders on Thursday, May 21

Governor Tony Evers, State Lawmakers, DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, and Local Chamber of Commerce Members Will Address Reopening Wisconsin and the Economic Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Nexstar Brings Together Viewers Across Northern Wisconsin via Television Broadcast and Livestream Video

GREEN BAY, WI and IRVING, Texas (May 20, 2020) – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host an exclusive live virtual Town Hall meeting, “Newsmaker Special Town Hall: Opening Wisconsin,” featuring Governor Tony Evers (D), DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, State Representative Jill Billings (D-95) of La Crosse, State Representative Jim Steineke (R-5) of Kaukauna, as well as La Crosse Chamber of Commerce CEO, Vicki Markussen, and Fox Cities Chamber Vice President of Economic Development and Governmental Affairs, Jayme Sellen.  Due to restrictions on large gatherings, all participants will remotely join the broadcast and livestream.

The half-hour virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of WFRV-TV (CBS) in Green Bay-Appleton and bring together Wisconsinites via television broadcast and livestream video.  The broadcast and livestream will air from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT.

The television broadcast will be hosted by WFRV-TV LOCAL 5 anchor Tom Zalaski and by anchor Kris Schuller, and will air on two Nexstar stations, including WLAX-TV (Fox) La Crosse – Eau Claire.  Local viewers may access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting: or

The Town Hall will begin by addressing a variety of topics such as unemployment benefits, stimulus money, health concerns and advice moving forward regarding social distancing and reopening businesses.  Some of the topics and questions will come directly from viewers and submitted for playback during the broadcast.

“Wisconsin residents looking to hear about the impact of the pandemic, as well as their concerns 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.  “Nexstar is proud to harness the combined resources of our broadcast operations serving Wisconsin’s local communities to bring together the state’s key leadership, connecting them with viewers across the Badger State.  We are grateful to the Governor and all of the guests for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this important event.”

“Newsmaker Special Town Hall: Opening Wisconsin” Television Broadcast and Livestream
5/21/2020          6:30pm-7pm
Title                  “Newsmaker Special Town Hall:  Opening Wisconsin”
Markets             WFRV (CBS) Green Bay – Appleton and WLAX (Fox) La Crosse – Eau Claire
Website    and

Hosts: Tom Zalaski and Kris Schuller, Anchors WFRV-TV

Guests: (Confirmed)
• Governor Tony Evers (D)
• DHS Secretary-designee, Andrea Palm
• State Rep. Jill Billings (D-95) of La Crosse
• State Rep. Jim Steineke (R-5) of Kaukauna
• CEO La Crosse Chamber of Commerce Vicki Markussen
• Vice President of Economic Development & Governmental Affairs with Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Jayme Sellen

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

Station Network Market Station Website Social
WFRV-TV CBS Green Bay @WFRVLocal5
WLAX-TV FOX La Crosse @WIProudTV

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

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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