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, Nexstar Media Group’s cable news network, will launch The Hill, an hour-long weekday political ensemble program, on Monday, April 24 at 5 p.m. ET. The new show will be moderated by Leland Vittert, a NewsNation veteran anchor and correspondent, with Rob Yarin serving as executive producer. In addition to this new role, Vittert will continue anchoring NewsNation’s On Balance with Leland Vittert weeknights at 7 p.m., with the show moving permanently to a new state-of-the-art studio in Washington.

“As the nation awaits another presidential election, we are incredibly proud to debut a new program that will spotlight the top news headlines coming out of Washington,” said Cherie Grzech, NewsNation’s vice president of news and managing editor. “Engaging in powerful discussions with top politicians, thought leaders, and policy makers, will enable us to inform and educate our viewers about the key issues that impact communities across America.”

The Hill will expand on the brand of co-owned political website, showcasing the inside story of the major players and events shaping the political landscape at a local, state, and national level. Each day the program will feature a high-profile guest who will sit alongside four rotating panelists to tackle the subjects that matter most to Americans. Joining the panel will be NewsNation’s political editor Chris Stirewalt, senior political contributor George Will, former Barak Obama aide Johanna Maska, and associate editor of, Niall Stanage.

Vittert joined NewsNation in May 2021 as an anchor and correspondent, delivering special reports and covering national affairs for the network. His most recent work includes anchoring the network’s coverage of the Midterm Elections, the State of the Union Address, and the 2021 Russia-United States summit in Geneva, Switzerland.

Yarin joins NewsNation from Cox Media Group, where he led the Washington News Bureau and managed the organization’s digital content strategy. Prior to that, he was the executive producer of NBC’s Sunday public affairs program Meet the Press from 2013 to 2015Earlier in his career, he worked as the executive producer of CNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, where he expanded it to a permanent one-hour program.

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