‘Opening West Virginia’: Special report to air, stream 7 p.m. Wednesday

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CHARLESTON, WV (NEXSTAR) – How West Virginia recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic is the focus of a WOWK special report with “West Virginia Tonight” anchor Mark Curtis.

Nexstar announced it will host an exclusive live virtual Town Hall meeting, “Opening West Virginia,” featuring a cross-section of West Virginia’s federal, state, and local government and community leaders from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

The live broadcast will be simulcast will air on WOWK-TV (CBS) in Charleston/Huntington, WV, WDVM-TV (IND) in Washington, DC/Hagerstown MD, WFXR-TV (FOX/CW) in Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA, WTRF-TV (CBS/ABC) in Wheeling, WV – Steubenville, OH, WVNS-TV (CBS/FOX) in Bluefield/Beckley, WV, and on WBOY-TV (NBC) in Clarksburg/Weston, WV.

The Town Hall will gather experts in the field of business, government, health care, and religion to talk about the recovery beyond its impact.

Confirmed guests for the town:

  • Governor Jim Justice (R)
  • U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D)
  • House of Delegates member, Erikka Storch (R-3)
  • West Virginia COVID-19 Czar Dr. Clay Marsh
  • West Virginia Medical Association President Dr. Sherri Young
  • West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee
  • West Virginia University Medicine President & CEO Dr. Albert Wright
  • West Virginia Nurses Association President Joyce Wilson
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts
  • West Virginia University Economist John Deskins 
  • Wally Thornhill, owner of Thornhill Automotive Group
  • President and CEO of the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, Michelle Rotellini

The Town Hall will be talking to those experts from their businesses and homes throughout the Mountain State as we discuss the reopening of West Virginia.

“West Virginia residents looking to hear about the impact of the pandemic, as well as express their questions and concerns regarding the re-opening of the state’s economy, can turn to Nexstar’s local television stations to provide them the latest news and be connected to their local government, community and business leaders. We are proud to have our local stations give viewers a forum across the entire state to connect directly to West Virginia’s legislative leaders about the re-opening process. We are grateful to everyone for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this vitally important live event.”

Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

Do you have any concerns or questions about the reopening of the Mountain State? Please leave your questions in the comments or record us a video message for use on air. 

Email us your concerns, questions, or video messages at news@wowktv.com or use the hashtag #WVRecovery to join in the discussion on social media.

The special will air on the following stations:

WOWK-TVCBSCharleston / Huntington, WVwowktv.com@WOWK13News
WDVM-TVINDWashington, DC / Hagerstown MDlocaldvm.com@WDVMTV
WFXR-TVFOX/CWRoanoke / Lynchburg, VAwfxrtv.com@WFXRnews
WTRF-TVCBS/ABCWheeling, WV – Steubenville, OHWTRF.com@WTRF7News
WVNS-TVCBS/FOXBluefield / Beckley, WVwvnstv.com@WVNS59News
WBOY-TVNBCClarksburg/Weston, WVwboy.com@WBOY12News

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