Nexstar Media Inc. To Host Statewide Live Telecast of Texas Governor Abbott’s 2023 “State of the State” Address and a Democratic Response on February 16 at 7 PM

16 Nexstar Stations in Texas to Bring Governor Greg Abbott’s Address To More Than 21 Million Viewers Across the State

IRVING, TX (February 7, 2023) – Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that its television stations across the state of Texas will carry a multi-market live telecast of Governor Greg Abbott’s 2023 “State of the State” address on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. CT. The speech will air on 16 Nexstar television stations serving 14 Texas markets and be telecast throughout the state. As a public service, Nexstar will make the live feed of the telecast available to every broadcast company serving Texas.

Governor Abbott’s 2023 State of the State address will update Texans on his priorities for the 88th Legislative Session, highlight exceptional Texans from across the state, and outline his plans for building the Texas of tomorrow. Following Governor Abbott’s half-hour address, the Texas Democratic Party will respond with a ten-minute rebuttal. The last 20 minutes will be used for a round table discussion with members of the legislature and Nexstar journalists.

The live address will bring together potentially more than 21 million viewers across Texas and will air on 16 Nexstar television stations serving the state, including: KDAF-TV (CW) in Dallas, KIAH-TV (CW) in Houston, KXAN-TV (NBC) in Austin, KWKT-TV (FOX) in Waco, KVEO-TV/KGBT-TV (NBC/MyNet) in Harlingen/Brownsville, KSHV-TV (FOX) in Shreveport, LA, KTSM-TV (NBC) in El Paso, KETK-TV (NBC) in Tyler, KAMR-TV (NBC) in Amarillo, KAMC-TV/KLBK-TV (ABC/CBS) in Lubbock, KMID-TV (ABC) in Midland/Odessa, KFDX-TV (NBC) in Wichita Falls, KTAB-TV (CBS) in Abilene, and KLST-TV (CBS) in San Angelo. Local viewers may also access a livestream of the broadcast online by visiting the website of their local Nexstar station (see table below for more information).

“Nexstar is proud to be able to provide Governor Abbott’s State of the State address and the Democratic Party’s response to viewers across Texas,” said Andy Alford, President of Broadcasting for Nexstar Media Inc. “Nexstar is committed to providing the communities we serve with news programming and analysis that informs and educates viewers about the important issues confronting local, state, and national government leaders. We are grateful to Governor Abbott for giving Nexstar this opportunity.”


Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s 2023 “State of the State” Address – Television Broadcast and Live-Stream
Thursday, February 16, 2023
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT

Governor Abbott’s will be carried on the following stations and websites:

Station Network Market Station Website Social Media
KDAF-TV CW Dallas @CW33
KIAH-TV CW Houston @CW39Houston
NBC / MyNet Harlingen/
Brownsville  @cbs4rgv
KSHV-TV FOX Shreveport, LA @NBC6News
KAMR-TV NBC Amarillo @KAMRLocal4News
KMID-TV ABC Midland/Odessa @Big2News
KFDX-TV NBC Wichita Falls @TexomasHomepage
KLST-TV CBS San Angelo @klstnews

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 across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 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 national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 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. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand 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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