Nexstar Media Inc. will host an exclusive live statewide broadcast of the U.S. Senate primary debate on March 21 at 7 p.m.


Five Nexstar stations in Ohio will provide exclusive live coverage of the proceedings 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), today announced that it will host a live television broadcast multimarket exclusive of a debate between the Republican Party candidates for the United States Senate from Ohio. “YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS: OHIO REPUBLIC PRIMARY SENATE DEBATE” will take place on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. ET, at FOX8 Studios in Cleveland, OH, and will air statewide.

The hour-long debate will potentially attract 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 can also access a live stream of the debate online by visiting their local Nexstar station’s website (see table below for more information).

The debate will be moderated by FOX8’s Wayne Dawson and Joe Toohey, and NBC4’s Colleen Marshall, who will ask the candidates questions about current local and regional issues impacting communities across the state. Contestants participating in the live event include Mike Gibbons, Josh Mandel, JD Vance, Matt Dolan and Jane Timken. Candidates will be asked for their thoughts on infrastructure, economics, foreign policy, and other important topics impacting Ohio.

“The race for the U.S. Senate in Ohio appears to be one of the most important Senate races in the country,” said Andrew Alford, President of Nexstar Media Inc’s Broadcast Division. Ohio’s television stations are committed to serving the interests of voters across the state by delivering exclusive local news and political coverage that empowers them to make informed decisions on primary day. ‘leverage the combined resources of our local station operations across Ohio to bring this exclusive debate live among the Republican candidates for the United States Senate nomination in Ohio.

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

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

Monday, March 21, 2022

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

The US Senate debate will air on the following stations and websites:

Station Network Marlet Station website Social networks
WJW-TV FOX Cleveland @fox8news
WCMH-TV NBC Columbus @nbc4i
WDTN-TV NBC Dayton @wdtn2

WTRF-TV SCS Wheeling/Steubenville @wtrf7news

Note: In addition to the live television broadcast, viewers can also access a live broadcast of the debate by visit the website of their local participating Nexstar station.

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 annually . Nexstar has America’s largest local broadcast group of top affiliate networks, with 200 owned or partnered stations in 116 US markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s television assets also include NewsNation, the fastest growing national cable news and entertainment network in the United States, reaching 75 million TV households, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% stake in TV Food Network. The company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, is collectively one of the top 10 digital news and information properties in the United States with more than 120 million monthly unique users at December 31, 2021. In addition to providing exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar offers large-scale premium cross-platform advertising opportunities for businesses and brands looking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. . For more information, visit

Chris Berg
Senior Director of Local Content Development
Nexstar Media Inc.

Gary Weitman
Executive Vice President and Director of Communications
Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
972/373-8800 or [email protected]

Robert Weske
Director of Creative Services
216/310-6234 or [email protected]

Josh Combs
Director of Creative Services
614/261-4740 or [email protected]

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