Watch ‘Opening West Virginia’: A special report on the state’s recovery from COVID-19

West Virginia

(WDVM) — Nexstar’s West Virginia television stations aired a live special report on Wednesday with “West Virginia Tonight” anchor Mark Curtis to discuss how the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The exclusive virtual Town Hall featured a cross-section of West Virginia’s federal, state, and local government and community leaders. The full program is now available to view above.

Guests included:

  • 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 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

Check out our Twitter account for some of the questions and answers: Opening West Virginia Twitter recap.

The live broadcast aired on the following stations:

WOWK-TVCBSCharleston / Huntington,
WDVM-TVINDWashington, DC / Hagerstown
WFXR-TVFOX/CWRoanoke / Lynchburg,
WTRF-TVCBS/ABCWheeling, WV – Steubenville,
WVNS-TVCBS/FOXBluefield / Beckley,

“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.”



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