Nexstar’s NewsNation To Host Next GOP Primary Debate


CHICAGO — Fresh off of a Republican presidential primary debate held in Miami that saw the unlikely pairing of NBC News with Salem Media Group as presenters, a fourth Republican presidential primary debate of the 2024 election cycle is now on the calendar.

The debate will air exclusively on Nexstar Media Group‘s cable television network and will be simulcast in the Eastern and Central time zone on The CW Network. A live audio broadcast of the event will be available on SiriusXM Triumph, found on channel 111.

The NewsNation-hosted debate, which is not expected to include former President Donald Trump, is scheduled for December 6 between 8pm-10pm Eastern.

Viewers of The CW in the Mountain and Pacific time zones will get an encore presentation, airing at 7pm-9pm Mountain and 8pm-10pm Pacific, respectively.

The debate will be moderated by Megyn Kelly, who presently hosts a show on SiriusXM; NewsNation anchor/commentator Elizabeth Vargas; and Eliana Johnson, Editor-in-Chief of The Washington Free Beacon, an American conservative-leaning political journalism website.

Kelly has moderated five GOP primary debates, and the December 6 debate will take place at the University of Alabama in the Frank Moody Music Building, located in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Nexstar President of Networks Sean Compton said, “All of us at NewsNation are incredibly honored to be hosting a presidential primary debate and to be part of what will be another historic election season. We are also extremely pleased to have the opportunity to introduce more Americans to NewsNation, a 24-hour national news network committed to delivering outstanding journalism and first-rate political coverage and analysis.”

Michael Corn, President of News at NewsNation added, “NewsNation’s mission is to provide fair and unbiased news coverage, and that’s the way we will approach this important debate. We take this responsibility very seriously and are proud to help inform and educate voters and to contribute to the democratic process.”



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