Veteran anchor Ashleigh Banfield will helm an eponymous new primetime interview show for Nexstar’s WGN America in March. Her value proposition: offering an in-depth, quieter retreat from the ideological echo chambers elsewhere on cable news. “Eventually, you need a cleanse,” she says. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.
She will host Banfield, an hour-long news/talk show, weeknights at 10 p.m. ET beginning March 1 on Nexstar’s cable network.
TV legal journalist Ashleigh Banfield will join Court TV as a special contributor, appearing nightly on Court TV’s live primetime show seen weeknights at 8 p.m. ET starting tonight. Banfield, a host on the original Court TV, will join anchors Vinnie Politan, Julie Grant and Ted Rowlands in discussing the legal news of the day. “Ashleigh’s Court […]
CNN sister network HLN is making a major overhaul of its daytime lineup and axing three live news shows, Across America With Carol Costello, Michaelaand Crime & Justice With Ashleigh Banfield. The three hosts, prominent anchors Carol Costello, Michaela Pereira and Ashleigh Banfield, will all host their last shows Friday, Oct. 26, and the network’s new lineup will kick in Monday, Oct. 29.
Ashleigh Banfield, the correspondent who first rose to fame by traveling to global hotspots for MSNBC in the aftermath of 9/11, has a new flashpoint to cover: getting more attention for HLN, the CNN-owned outlet going through transition. She will take over the slot that has long been occupied by Nancy Grace, the 8 p.m. hour, starting Monday, Oct. 17.