01 May 2020

WRIC-TV’s main anchor team, Constance Jones & Juan Conde host statewide Virtual Town Hall with VA Gov. Northam

RICHMOND, VA and IRVING, TX – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc hosted a live virtual Town Hall meeting, “Virginia Responds: Your Questions Answered,” with U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The senators and governor addressed Virginia’s response to the current coronavirus outbreak. In keeping with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance on social distancing, the one-hour virtual Town Hall was hosted from the studios of WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia, and brought viewers in communities across the state together via live television broadcast and livestream video. Viewers were invited to submit questions to Senator Warner, Senator Kaine, and Governor Northam via social media using the hashtag #VirginiaResponds. (Facebook | Twitter)

The television broadcast was hosted by WRIC-TV’s main anchor team, Juan Conde and Constance Jones.  The event aired on five Nexstar stations serving the state, including WRIC-TV (ABC) in Richmond, WAVY-TV (NBC) and WVBT-TV (FOX) in Norfolk, WFXR-TV (FOX) in Roanoke, WDVM-TV (Ind) in Hagerstown, MD, and WJHL-TV (ABC/CBS) in Tri-Cities, TN. These stations also provided a livestream of the broadcast on their respective websites.

The Town Hall opened with Governor Northam, who addressed the latest developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the state’s response. He took questions submitted by viewers from around the state via a variety of social media platforms. Senators Warner and Kaine joined the Town Hall during the second half-hour of the broadcast to talk about the federal response and took viewer questions. 
Constance Jones Speaks with Senator Kaine
“This Town Hall is in keeping with Nexstar’s core mission to bring our viewers the latest news and critical information, especially in times of uncertainty and crisis,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “The Town Hall format will enable Virginia residents to get potentially life-saving guidance from these elected officials regarding the coronavirus outbreak and how the state is coping with the problems it has created. Providing the Town Hall on our family of stations and websites serving Virginia will ensure that this important broadcast reaches the largest audience possible. We are grateful to Senators Warner and Kaine and Governor Northam for enabling Nexstar to serve as the host of this special event.”

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