Sean Spicer Joins NewsNation As Contributor

The former White House press secretary made his first appearance on the upstart cable news network Thursday, appearing on its recently launched political table talk show The Hill to discuss Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s entrance into the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

Markie Martin Named Co-Anchor Of NewsNation’s ‘Morning In America’

She joins co-host Adrienne Bankert as the morning show expands to four hours.

NewsNation Signs Former Congressman And OMB Director Mick Mulvaney As Contributor

Beginning Tuesday he will offer commentary and analysis across the Nexstar network’s daytime and primetime programming, including the new political ensemble program, The Hill, and special election and political coverage.

Talking TV: As NewsNation Expands To 24/5, Its Help Wanted Sign Is Still Out

Cherie Grzech, VP of news and managing editor of Nexstar’s NewsNation, shares the importance of the network’s recent expansion to 24 hours of news each weekday and its two new state-of-the-art studios in New York. She says while other news organizations are cutting staff, NewsNation is still hiring producers and reporters. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

NewsNation, WPIX New York Christen New Facility In Manhattan

NewsNation and WPIX New York, both part of Nexstar Media Group, unveiled two new studios on Tuesday at The Daily News Building on 42nd Street in New York, where the network and station both operate from. NewsNation expanded to 24 hours, Monday through Friday, on April 24, and WPIX marks 75 years on the air this year.

NewsNation To Expand News To 24 Hours Weekdays

Additional weekday programming, NewsNation Now, will run from 1 to 5 p.m. ET Monday-Friday.

Elizabeth Vargas Bets She Can Build A NewsNation “Newscast of Record”

Elizabeth Vargas thinks there’s room for a new evening newscast. “I think a lot of people feel like they’re just being ignored or they’re turned off by the extreme nature of just one side, or the two extremes arguing with each other,” Vargas tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I think there’s a way to cover what’s happening right now in this country and around the world in a smart way. That doesn’t devolve into shouting matches or, you know, political talking points that aren’t really even related in many cases, to the events that we’re covering.”

NewsNation Adds Legal, National Security Experts To On-Air Contributor Roster

Nexstar Sets Deal With YouTube TV To Launch 59 Stations

The multiyear agreement covers the broadcaster’s CBS, CW and MNT affiliates, four indies as well as NewsNation.

NewsNation’s Political Ensemble Program ‘The Hill’ To Debut On April 24

Leland Vittert will moderate the weekday panel show that will feature Chris Stirewalt, George Will, Johanna Maska, and Niall Stanage.

NewsNation Expands Roster Of News Contributors

The Nexstar cable network also is adding a third hour to its NewsNation Live on March 6 at 10 a.m. ET.

‘The Hill’ News Program To Debut On NewsNation In April

Nexstar is bringing together two of its prized properties this spring with the debut of a daily The Hill program on NewsNation. Chairman-CEO Perry Sook revealed that the previously discussed series based on the political news outlet, acquired by Nexstar in 2021 for $130 million, will premiere in April and run Monday-Friday.

Jorge Ventura Joins NewsNation As Atlanta-Based Correspondent

NewsNation Launches Connected TV Apps On Major Platforms

These apps offer a personalized lineup of news highlights drawn from content on NewsNation and Nexstar Media television stations.

Charges Against NewsNation Reporter Dropped

Charges against NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert have been dismissed, the Ohio attorney general said Wednesday. Lambert was giving a live report on a news conference about the Ohio train derailment during NewsNation’s Rush Hour when he was told by law enforcement personnel to be quiet because Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was speaking. “While journalists could conceivably be subject to criminal charges for trespassing in some situations, this incident is not one of them,” Attorney General Dave Yost said in a statement. “The reporter was lawfully present at a press conference called by the governor of the state. His conduct was consistent with the purpose of the event and his role as a reporter.”

NewsNation: Middling In The Middle

With gestures at nonpartisanship and hosts from the Ghosts of Cable News Past, NewsNation tries to break out in a crowded market with a fraught future.

NewsNation Reporter Evan Lambert Released From Ohio Jail

NewsNation Reporter Arrested At Ohio Governor’s News Conference

A NewsNation reporter was arrested Wednesday during a news conference being held by the Ohio governor about a train derailment. Correspondent Evan Lambert was giving a live report during NewsNation’s Rush Hour when he was told by law enforcement personnel at the news conference to be quiet because Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was speaking. The charges Lambert is facing are disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.

Blake Burman Joins NewsNation As Chief D.C. Correspondent

The former Fox Business White House is the Nexstar network’s latest expansion of its Washington bureau.

NewsNation Adding ‘Elizabeth Vargas Reports’

The weekday news program will debut April 3 from a new state-of-the art New York City studio.

NewsNation Aims Billboard At CNN Staffers Facing Layoffs

With CNN getting ready for more layoffs, NewsNation, Nexstar Media Group’s cable news network, has mounted a billboard near CNN’s Atlanta facility that announces “we’re hiring.”

NewsNation Documentaries To Debut ‘Harvest’

As families across the nation prepare for the holidays, NewsNation Documentaries today announced the premiere of Harvest, a two-hour documentary dedicated to the American farmer that will air Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 24, at 8-10 p.m. ET. Produced by NewsNation Documentaries, the cable news network’s documentary unit, Harvest celebrates the vital role farmers play in American […]

Nexstar Keeps Some High-Profile Debates Exclusive

It declines C-SPAN’s request for carriage, opting for national exposure on its co-owned NewsNation cable network. Above: WJW Cleveland’s debate between U.S. Senate candidates Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and J.D. Vance aired on Nexstar-owned NewsNation.

Chris Cuomo Demands New Time Slot At NewsNation As Ratings Tank

Chris Cuomo is demanding that his bosses at NewsNation move his new show to a different time slot — his latest, desperate bid to improve his sagging viewership on Nexstar’s fledging cable  network, sources say.

NewsNation Fired Reporter Who Questioned Network’s ‘Mission’ After Airing Trump Rally

NewsNation, Nexstar’s fledgling cable TV network, recently fired a correspondent who complained about the broadcast of a Donald Trump rally. Paul Gerke — a New York-based correspondent — griped to News President Michael Corn late last month on a conference call with other journalists after NewsNation aired two hours of uninterrupted coverage of a Trump rally, insiders said.

Stephen Arnold Music Creates Theme For NewsNation’s ‘Cuomo’

Stephen Arnold Music created a theme for Cuomo, NewsNation’s new primetime news show hosted by multi-award-winning broadcast journalist Chris Cuomo. Airing weekdays in primetime from 8-9 p.m. ET, the show examines the day’s most important news stories. The theme, Stephen Arnold Music says, “celebrates Chris Cuomo’s highly anticipated return to cable news.” It employs drums, guitars […]

‘NewsNation Live’ Debuts With New Motif Inspired By Brackets, ‘L’

NewsNation Preempts Programming To Devote Full Day Coverage To Hurricane Ian

Beginning at 11 a.m. CT, Senior National Correspondent Brian Entin and Southeast Reporters Xavier Walton, and Brooke Shafer will be covering from Florida. Additionally, meteorologist Gerard Jebaily will be reporting throughout the day from NewsNation’s headquarters in Chicago.

NewsNation to Offer Candidate Debates in Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania

Debate Night in America will feature news and analysis from NewsNation’s team of journalists, including George Will and Chris Stirewalt. Nexstar’s TV stations serving Texas, Georgia and Pennsylvania are hosting the events and also televising them locally.

Journalist Elizabeth Vargas To Guest Anchor ‘NewsNation Prime’

Nexstar’s NewsNation cable network today announced that Emmy award-winning journalist and television host Elizabeth Vargas will guest anchor NewsNation Prime (8 p.m. ET) during the week of Sept. 19. Vargas will be stepping in for NewsNation anchor Marni Hughes, whose new daytime show NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes, debuts Monday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon […]

NewsNation To Debut New Primetime Show Hosted By Chris Cuomo

Cuomo will launch Monday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. ET. Alexandra “Dusty” Cohen, Jonathan Faulhaber, Renee Cullen and Hillary Kun are among its key senior production hires.

‘NewsNation Live With Marni Hughes’ To Premiere Sept. 19

With the addition of this two-hour news program at 10 a.m.-noon ET weekdays, NewsNation’s weekly news programming increases to 96 hours.

NewsNation Adds Staff, Expands Production Facilities In New York, DC

Jake Novak is named deputy managing editor, Ali Bradley joins as Southwest correspondent, and Hayley Turner named senior producer for On Balance with Leland Vittert.

Chris Cuomo Groping Accuser Slams NewsNation For Hiring Him

Chris Cuomo To Join NewsNation’s Primetime Lineup In Fall

He will host his own show on the Nexstar Media-owned cable news channel beginning this fall.

Dan Abrams Set To Interview Chris Cuomo On NewsNation

Nexstar, Altafiber Reach Distribution Deal

The new agreement covers Nexstar’s NBC affiliate WDTN Dayton, Ohio, and cable news network NewsNation.

NewsNation Expanding Morning News Programming To Four Hours Each Weekday

Beginning June 27, the Nexstar cable network debuts Early Morning, a one-hour newscast hosted by Mitch Carr at 6 a.m. ET

NewsNation Hires Former Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt

Stirewalt had been with Fox News Channel since 2010 but left after the network called Arizona for Joe Biden in the 2020 election, angering conservatives.

NewsNation Spells It Out In Crossword Game-Inspired Promo

Nexstar’s NewsNation is building upon its Jenga-themed promo with one that spells out its key points in the form of a crossword board game.