Nexstar Broadcasting To Host Exclusive Live Telecast of Virtual Town Hall with Both of New Mexico’s U.S. Senators on Wednesday, May 13

Senators Udall and Heinrich Will Address Federal Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Nexstar Brings Together More Than 1.5 Million Viewers Across 31 New Mexico Counties via Television Broadcast and Livestream Video

Albuquerque, NM and IRVING, TX (May 12, 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, “KRQE News 13 Special Town Hall on Covid-19,” featuring both of New Mexico’s U.S. Senators on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 6 p.m. MT on Fox New Mexico.  The Town Hall will include U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D) and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D), who will address the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and take questions from viewers.  Due to restrictions on large gatherings, both Senators will remotely join the broadcast and livestream.

The 30-minute virtual Town Hall will originate from the studios of the KRQE Media Group in Albuquerque, NM, and bring together more than 1.5 million viewers in 31 counties across New Mexico via live television broadcast and livestream video. The television broadcast will be hosted by KRQE-TV News 13 anchors Dean Staley and Jessica Garate and will air from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. MT on Fox New Mexico. A livestream video of the broadcast will be available at  KQRE-TV has been soliciting questions from viewers for the last several days.

The Town Hall will open with Mr. Staley and Ms. Garate providing a recap of the latest developments in the pandemic and plans for reopening the state’s economy.  The hosts will then pose questions to the participating Senators and feature questions submitted by viewers.

“When viewers seek to obtain the most current and critically important information and an opportunity to engage with their elected representatives, they know they can turn to Nexstar’s local television stations to provide them the latest news and access to their legislative leaders,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.  “Nexstar Broadcasting, KRQE-TV and are proud to bring together New Mexico’s U.S. Senators for a live town hall, connecting with and informing the millions of viewers across New Mexico.  We are grateful to Senator Udall and Senator Heinrich for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this vitally important live event.”


“KRQE News 13 Special Town Hall on Covid-19” Television Broadcast and Livestream
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. MT on Fox New Mexico
KRQE Media Group studios in Albuquerque, NM

Hosts: KRQE News 13 anchors Dean Staley and Jessica Garate


  • Senator Tom Udall (D)
  • Senator Martin Heinrich (D)

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