Anchor Rob Nelson Moves To Mornings On Newsy

Nelson joined Newsy in September 2021 as anchor of Newsy Reports. He’s anchored the network’s coverage of a variety of news events, including Colin Powell’s funeral, the war in Ukraine and the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas.

Nelson has worked as a professional journalist for more than 20 years. His experience includes stints at ABC News in New York as co-anchor of World News Now and America This Morning, and AT WABC New York. In 2020, Nelson became one of the inaugural anchors for cable network NewsNation.

“Rob brings energy, enthusiasm and his deep roots in high-quality journalism to ‘Morning Rush,’” said Eric Ludgood, head of Newsy. “Through his experience anchoring morning shows, he has developed a wealth of knowledge about how to serve this important audience.”

Beginning June 6, Nelson will co-anchor Morning Rush alongside Alex Livingston, updating viewers on the day’s news, with top stories from around the world and timely topics.

The morning program will include regular features, such as:

  • “Tech Rush,” which examines technology news as well as showing off the latest gadgets.
  • “Family Value,” which looks at the financial and consumer news that helps all families.
  • “Food Rush,” which offers the latest trends in the restaurant industry as well profiles on culinary characters who bring food to the nation’s tables.
  • “School Daze,” which tackles the hard issues of student debt, paying for higher education and offering solutions to the challenges facing students and their parents.
  • “Media Mix,” which looks at the latest trends in America’s communications consumption.

Nelson is a Mt. Laurel, N.J., native. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with degrees in journalism and political science.


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