Posted On On: April 18, 2017 Categories Filed Under: Member News

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – April 15, 2017 – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. announced today that WHTM-TV (ABC), WTAJ-TV (CBS), WYOU-TV (CBS) and WJET (ABC) will host a live Town Hall meeting with United States Senator Bob Casey on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. “This Week in Pennsylvania: Senator Bob Casey Town Hall” will be produced by Nexstar before a live audience of local voters in four Pennsylvania markets including, Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York (DMA #43), Wilkes Barre-Scranton  (DMA #56), Johnstown-Altoona-State College (DMA #104) and Erie (DMA #150). Pennsylvania residents interested in attending the Town Hall meeting may contact their local Nexstar station (details below).

To facilitate an engaging and dynamic discussion between local voters and Senator Casey, the Town Hall will be moderated by leading local Pennsylvania news anchors and journalists Dennis Owens of WHTM-TV, John Clay of WTAJ-TV, Andy Mehalshick of WYOU-TV and Sean Lafferty of WJET-TV.  In addition to taking questions from the stations’ respective live local studio audience, questions will also be accepted via social media for local viewers who are unable to attend the meeting in-person. The combined resources of Nexstar’s local Pennsylvania station operations in four markets will deliver extensive Town Hall coverage across the state while bringing more opportunities for voters to ask Senator Casey questions about issues that are impacting local communities across the state.


“Nexstar was founded in Scranton over two decades ago and to this day we remain committed to supporting the evolving needs and interests of the local communities that we proudly serve in the great state of Pennsylvania and across the United States,” stated Theresa Underwood, SVP and Regional Manager of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “We are excited to have our local teams at WHTM-TV, WTAJ-TV, WYOU-TV and WJET partner to produce a live Town Hall meeting with U.S. Senator Bob Casey on April 19. An experienced local news journalist from each station will co-moderate the Town Hall as Senator Casey addresses questions focused on specific issues in Washington that are important to his local constituents and their families. We are grateful to the Senator for allowing Nexstar to serve as host of the Town Hall and for the tremendous support we have received from the local community about the upcoming event.”


This Week in Pennsylvania: Senator Bob Casey Town Hall

Live Television Broadcast on WHTM-TV (ABC), WTAJ-TV (CBS), WYOU-TV (CBS) and WJET (ABC)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. EDT


Town Hall Moderators:

  • Dennis Owens, News Anchor WHTM ABC 27 News
  • John Clay, News Anchor WTAJ-TV News
  • Andy Mehalshick, News Anchor WYOU-TV Eyewitness News
  • Sean Lafferty, News Anchor WJET-TV Action News 24


To participate as a member of the live audience in your local area please contact:


For more information on the upcoming Town Hall, please visit:


About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 170 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.



Bob Bee

Vice President and General Manager

WHTM-TV and ABC27.com



Joe Jaffoni or Jennifer Neuman


212/835-8500 or nxst@jcir.com