Nexstar Media Inc. To Host Exclusive Statewide Live Telecast of U.S. Senate Primary Debate on March 21 At 7 P.M.

Five Nexstar Stations in Ohio to Bring Exclusive Live Debate Coverage To Five Million Viewers Across the State

CLEVELAND, OH and COLUMBUS, OH (March 14, 2022) – Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host an exclusive multi-market live telecast of a debate between the Republican Party candidates for the United States Senate from Ohio.  “YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS: OHIO REPUBLICAN PRIMARY U.S. SENATE DEBATE” will take place on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET, at the FOX8 Studios in Cleveland, OH, and be telecast throughout the state.

The one-hour debate will bring together potentially five million viewers across Ohio and will air on five Nexstar television stations serving the state, including: WJW-TV FOX8 (FOX) in Cleveland, WCMH-TV NBC4 (NBC) in Columbus, WDTN-TV 2News (NBC) in Dayton, WKBN-TV 27 First News/WYTV-TV (CBS / ABC) in Youngstown, and WTRF-TV (CBS) in Wheeling/Steubenville. Local viewers may also access a livestream of the debate online by visiting the website of their local Nexstar station (see table below for more information).

The debate will be anchored by FOX8’s Wayne Dawson and Joe Toohey, and NBC4’s Colleen Marshall, who will pose questions to the candidates focused on current local and regional issues impacting communities across the state.  Participating candidates for the live event include Mike Gibbons, Josh Mandel, JD Vance, Matt Dolan, and Jane Timken. The candidates will be asked for their views on the infrastructure, the economy, foreign policy, and other important topics impacting Ohio.

“The race for the U.S. Senate in Ohio race looks to be one of the most important senate races in the country,” said Andrew Alford, President of the broadcasting division of Nexstar Media Inc.  “The award-winning news anchors and reporters at our Ohio television stations are committed to serving the interests of voters across the state by delivering exclusive local news content and political coverage that enables them to make informed decisions on primary day.  We are proud to harness the combined resources of our local station operations across Ohio to bring this exclusive live debate among the candidates seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Ohio.”

The primary election for U.S. Senator from Ohio is scheduled to take place on May 3rd. To register to vote, please visit

Your Local Election Headquarters: Ohio Republican Primary U.S. Senate Debate

Monday, March 21, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

 The U.S. Senate Debate will be carried on the following stations and websites:

Station Network Market Station Website Social Media
WJW-TV FOX Cleveland @fox8news
WCMH-TV NBC Columbus @nbc4i
WDTN-TV NBC Dayton @wdtn2
WKBN-TV / WYTV-TV CBS / ABC Youngstown /

WTRF-TV CBS Wheeling/Steubenville @wtrf7news

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

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 283,000 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 75 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 with over 120 million monthly unique users as of December 31, 2021. 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

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