KTXL-TV to Host California Coronavirus Town Hall


Nexstar television stations serving California will host an exclusive live virtual Town Hall meeting, “Inside California Politics, Ending the Pandemic,” featuring top state health officials on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 7pm PT.

The Town Hall will explore a wide range of critical issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on re-opening the state of California. Currently scheduled to appear are California Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, and medical experts from CommonSpirit Health (Dignity Health), CVS Health, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Medicine, UC Davis Health, and UCLA Health.

Due to restrictions on large gatherings, all the guests will remotely join the broadcast and livestream.

The one-hour virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of KTXL-TV in Sacramento, CA, and bring together more than 28 million viewers across California. The live broadcast will be simulcast on all of Nexstar’s California television stations, including KTXL-TV (FOX) in Sacramento, KTLA-TV (CW) in Los Angeles, KRON-TV (MyNetworkTV) in San Francisco, KSWB-TV (FOX) in San Diego, KSEE-TV (NBC) in Fresno, and KGET-TV (NBC/CW) in Bakersfield, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT.

Viewers can submit questions ahead of the broadcast by emailing [email protected] or by tweeting @CAinsider and using the hashtag #insideCApolitics.

The television broadcast will be hosted by KTLA-TV anchor Frank Buckley and KTXL-TV anchor Nikki Laurenzo. Viewers may access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting the website of their local Nexstar television station.

The Town Hall will focus on a recap of the latest developments in the pandemic and what the prognosis is for reopening and vaccinating California residents as we enter year two.

The broadcast will then move to interviews with California’s Surgeon General and other participating health experts and officials, and feature questions submitted by viewers.

“As we enter the second year of the pandemic and California ramps up distribution of various Coronavirus vaccines and begins re-opening the state, Nexstar and its California television stations are committed to delivering exclusive local news content that enables residents to better understand what’s ahead and what they need to do to stay safe,” said Tim Busch, Nexstar Inc. President of Broadcasting.

“Nexstar is proud to harness the combined resources of its broadcast operations serving California’s local communities to bring together the state’s key health leaders, connecting them live with over 28 million viewers across California. We are grateful to all the guests for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this important event.”