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.
She joins co-host Adrienne Bankert as the morning show expands to four hours.
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.
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 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.
Additional weekday programming, NewsNation Now, will run from 1 to 5 p.m. ET Monday-Friday.
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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.”
The multiyear agreement covers the broadcaster’s CBS, CW and MNT affiliates, four indies as well as NewsNation.
Leland Vittert will moderate the weekday panel show that will feature Chris Stirewalt, George Will, Johanna Maska, and Niall Stanage.
The Nexstar cable network also is adding a third hour to its NewsNation Live on March 6 at 10 a.m. ET.
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.
These apps offer a personalized lineup of news highlights drawn from content on NewsNation and Nexstar Media television stations.
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.”
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.
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.
The former Fox Business White House is the Nexstar network’s latest expansion of its Washington bureau.
The weekday news program will debut April 3 from a new state-of-the art New York City studio.
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.”
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 […]
It declines C-SPAN’s request for carriage, opting for national exposure on its co-owned NewsNation cable network. Above:
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, 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 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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
He will host his own show on the Nexstar Media-owned cable news channel beginning this fall.
The new agreement covers Nexstar’s NBC affiliate WDTN Dayton, Ohio, and cable news network NewsNation.
Beginning June 27, the Nexstar cable network debuts Early Morning, a one-hour newscast hosted by Mitch Carr at 6 a.m. ET
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.
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.