Nexstar Plans Statewide Broadcast of Texas State of the Union

By Kevin Eck 

Nexstar says it will carry a multi-market live telecast of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s 2023 State of the State address next Thursday.

The speech will air at 7 p.m. CT on 16 Nexstar stations serving 14 Texas markets and will be aired throughout the state. Nexstar says it will make the live feed of the telecast available to every broadcast company serving Texas as a public service.

The station group also said the last 20 minutes of the broadcast will be used for a round table discussion with members of the legislature and Nexstar journalists.


“Nexstar is proud to be able to provide Governor Abbott’s State of the State address and the Democratic Party’s response to viewers across Texas,” said Andy Alford, president of Broadcasting for Nexstar Media Inc. “Nexstar is committed to providing the communities we serve with news programming and analysis that informs and educates viewers about the important issues confronting local, state, and national government leaders. We are grateful to Governor Abbott for giving Nexstar this opportunity.”

From Nexstar:

The live address will bring together potentially more than 21 million viewers across Texas and will air on 16 Nexstar television stations serving the state, including: KDAF-TV (CW) in Dallas, KIAH-TV (CW) in Houston, KXAN-TV (NBC) in Austin, KWKT-TV (FOX) in Waco, KVEO-TV/KGBT-TV (NBC/MyNet) in Harlingen/Brownsville, KSHV-TV (FOX) in Shreveport, LA, KTSM-TV (NBC) in El Paso, KETK-TV (NBC) in Tyler, KAMR-TV (NBC) in Amarillo, KAMC-TV/KLBK-TV (ABC/CBS) in Lubbock, KMID-TV (ABC) in Midland/Odessa, KFDX-TV (NBC) in Wichita Falls, KTAB-TV (CBS) in Abilene, and KLST-TV (CBS) in San Angelo. Local viewers may also access a livestream of the broadcast online by visiting the website of their local Nexstar station (see table below for more information).

Below is a screenshot of the stations and website carrying the speech: