Nexstar Broadcasting To Host Exclusive Telecast of Virtual Town Hall with Hawaii’s U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono on Thursday, May 28

Senators Will Address Federal Response to Coronavirus Outbreak and Hawaii’s Plan to Reopen the State’s Economy 

KHON2 Brings Together More Than 1.4 Million Residents Across All Islands For Second Virtual Town Hall in One Week

HONOLULU, HI and IRVING, TX (May 27, 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, “Coronavirus Facts Not Fear: Town Hall,” featuring Hawaii’s United States Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  The senators will address the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, Hawaii’s plan to reopen the state’s economy, and answer important questions from viewers.  Due to restrictions on large gatherings, the senators will remotely join the broadcast and livestream.

The half-hour virtual Town Hall will originate from the studios of KHON-TV/KHII-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii and will bring together more than 1.4 million residents across all of the state’s islands.  The Town Hall meeting will be broadcast from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on KHII-TV and 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hawaii Time on KHON2.  A livestream broadcast of the Town Hall will be available on the KHON-TV website at Viewers can submit their video questions via the Report It feature on the KHON-TV website, or by sending an email to  Viewers are also invited to submit questions via social media using the hashtag #KHON2Covid19.

The television broadcast will be hosted by KHON2 News Anchor and Investigative Reporter Gina Mangieri and will open with a recap of the latest developments in the pandemic and plans for reopening the state’s economy.  Ms. Mangieri will then pose viewer questions to the participants.

“Nexstar Broadcasting and KHON-TV/KHII-TV are proud to be conducting a virtual Town Hall across the islands for the second time in just one week, this one featuring both of Hawaii’s U.S. Senators,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “We are proud to connect Senators Schatz and Hirono with our viewers so they can hear the concerns of Hawaii’s residents as the state begins the process of reopening.  We are grateful to both Senators for their participation and for allowing us to serve as host of this important community event.”

Hawaii’s Coronavirus Facts Not Fear: Town Hall Television Broadcast and Livestream
Thursday, May 28, 2020
7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hawaii Time on KHII-TV
9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hawaii Time on KHON-TV
KHON-TV/KHII-TV studios in Honolulu, Hawaii

Host: KHON2 News Anchor and Investigative Reporter Gina Mangieri

 U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D)
 U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D)

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

Station Network Market Station Website Social
KHON-TV FOX/CW Honolulu, HI @KHONnews
KHII-TV MyNetworkTV Honolulu, HI @KHONnews

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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