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Award-Winning Journalist Ashleigh Banfield to Join Nexstar Media Group’s Cable Network, WGN America

WGN America, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s, wholly-owned cable network currently reaching 75 million U.S. television households, announced that award-winning veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield will join the network as host of the new news and talk show “Banfield.” 

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Nexstar Media Group and DISH Network Reach Multi-Year Distribution Agreement

Nexstar’s 164 Local TV Stations and Cable Network, WGN America, Restored to Satellite Carrier’s Program Line-up WGN America Will Launch on DISH’s Streaming Service, Sling TV, in Early 2021 IRVING, TX (Dec. 25, 2020) – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) (“Nexstar”), today announced that it has reached a comprehensive multi-year distribution agreement with DISH […]

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WGN Radio Names Reporter Steve Alexander To Take Over for Orion Samuelson Beginning in January

Televised “Hometown Heroes” featuring Orion Samuelson to air on NewsNation on Dec. 18 CHICAGO (December 17, 2020) – WGN Radio announced that reporter Steve Alexander will assume responsibilities from agribusiness broadcaster Orion Samuelson beginning in January. Samuelson retires on December 31 after marking more than 60 years with the station. “In the past 60 years […]

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Viewers Across the Country Deprived of Critical National and Local News During Pandemic, Holiday Specials, and Professional and College Sports Following Dish Network’s Removal of Nexstar Local TV Stations in 115 Markets

Today at 7:00 p.m. ET, DISH Network removed from its system the network and local community programming provided by 164 local television stations owned by Nexstar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

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Nexstar’s Cable Network, WGN America, Reaches First-Ever Carriage Agreement with YouTube TV

Agreement Makes WGN America Available to More Than 3 Million New Streaming Subscribers in 2021 IRVING, TX (Dec. 1, 2020) – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced today that its wholly-owned cable network, WGN America, has reached a new multi-year agreement with YouTube TV to be carried by the cloud-based streaming service beginning Jan. […]

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WGN America’s “NewsNation” Delivers a Series of “Firsts” in First Month on Air

New Newscast First to Report President Trump’s Covid-19 Diagnosis, First to Report the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg CHICAGO (October 2, 2020) – In its first month on air, WGN America’s three-hour prime-time national newscast, “NewsNation,” is earning a reputation for being the first media outlet to break national and regional news as it […]

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“NewsNation” Conducts First Prime-Time Sit-Down Interview with President Trump Since the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Anchor Joe Donlon Sits Down with President at the White House Exclusive Interview Will Air Tomorrow Night at 8 p.m. ET on WGN America’s NewsNation Broadcast CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 21, 2020) – WGN America’s national newscast, “NewsNation,” announced today that it will conduct the first comprehensive prime-time sit-down interview with President Donald J. […]

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