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Nexstar Launches Daily COVID-19 Stream

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 3/16/2020

Nexstar launched in early March a daily coronavirus stream that is available on the websites for its 115 stations and on social media. Nexstar’s MyNetworkTV affiliate KRON-TV San Francisco organizes the stream, with daily contributions from NBC affiliate WFLA Tampa, Fox affiliate KTVI St. Louis, and its Washington, D.C. bureau. A resource page made available to stations includes CDC data, a timeline, and a video module with the latest clips on international news. Here are examples from stations:

CBS affiliate KELO Sioux Falls, S.D.
NBC affiliate WAVY-TV Norfolk, Va.
NBC affiliate KARK Little Rock
NBC affiliate WFLA Tampa

“We launched the daily stream earlier this week as an additional resource for people to get the latest headlines on the virus from trusted, local news sources,” said Austin Kellerman, Nexstar’s director of digital content. “With all the misinformation out there, this is a way to get trusted information.”

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