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Aaron Sorkin, Bryan Cranston, And Robin Wright Headline First Week’s Guests On NewsNation’s “Banfield,” Premiering March 1st At 10 PM ET

Veteran Journalist Ashleigh Banfield Launches Hour-long, Single-Guest Talk Show  CHICAGO, IL and IRVING, TX (February 25, 2021) – NewsNation, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s cable network reaching 75 million television households, today announced a line-up of celebrity guests for the first week of its flagship news and talk show, BANFIELD, including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin and […]

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Nexstar Media’s Cable Network, WGN America, Names Mike Viqueira Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief

Veteran News Executive to Lead Newly Created Washington, D.C., Bureau CHICAGO, IL and IRVING, TX (January 28, 2021) – WGN America, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s wholly-owned cable network currently reaching 75 million U.S. television households, today announced that Mike Viqueira has joined the network as Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief, overseeing the content provided for NewsNation, […]

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Nexstar Media’s Cable Network, WGN America, to Rebrand as NewsNation and Expand News Programming to Five Hours on Weeknights Beginning March 1

WGN America, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s wholly-owned cable network reaching 75 million U.S. television households, will rebrand as NewsNation and expand its news programming to five hours on weeknights beginning March 1, with the launch of two new shows: “NewsNation Early Edition” and “The Donlon Report.”

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Nexstar Media’s Cable Network, WGN America, Names Jonathan Killian Vice President, Creative Marketing and Brand Communications

Seasoned Marketing Executive Joins Network to Lead Creative and Brand Strategy CHICAGO, IL and IRVING, TX (January 19, 2021) – WGN America, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s wholly-owned cable network currently reaching 75 million U.S. television households, today announced that Jonathan Killian will join the network as Vice President, Creative Marketing and Brand Communications. Mr. Killian […]

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Nexstar’s Cable Network, WGN America, Reaches Carriage Agreement with Vidgo

Recent Agreements with Streaming Providers Add 8.5 Million New Subscribers to WGN America’s Reach Vidgo To Launch Cable Network January 15 IRVING, TX (Jan. 14, 2021) – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced today that its wholly-owned cable network, WGN America, has reached a multi-year comprehensive agreement with Vidgo, and will be carried by […]

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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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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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