The Pulitzer Prize-winner will appear across all broadcast and digital platforms on the fastest-growing cable news network
CHICAGO, IL; January 10, 2022 — NewsNation, Nexstar Media Inc.’s wholly-owned cable network reaching 75 million U.S. television households, announced today that renowned political commentator George Will is joining the network as a Senior Contributor beginning January 15.
Will is a columnist for The Washington Post, a Pulitzer Prize Winner for Commentary and was dubbed “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America” by the WSJ. In 2020, he received the National Society for Newspaper Columnists 2020 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. His latest book, American Happiness and Discontents, was released in September 2021. Other works include: The Conservative Sensibility and Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy.
In a statement, George Will said: “NewsNation meets a national need for news deliv-ered without political agendas, clenched fists, and raised voices. It offers news leav-ened by a sense of the complexity and grandeur of American history: this nation was not made by flimsy people, and it is not flimsy.”
Michael Corn, President of News for NewsNation said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have George join our team. His keen insight and expertise will ensure NewsNation’s audience gets the very best analysis in this highly-charged political year.”
The network plans to have Will contribute on all platforms and to play a key role in the coverage of the upcoming midterm elections.
NewsNation is available weekday mornings from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and weeknights from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, with encore presentations until 3 a.m. ET. On Saturday and Sun-day, the network airs original newscasts from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. (see here for where you can watch or stream), followed by encore presentations of Banfield, On Balance with Leland Vittert and Dan Abrams Live. NewsNation is also available 24/7 on the NewsNationNow app and at NewsNationNow.com.
NewsNation is a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television households across the United States. Formerly known as WGN America, the network is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST). NewsNation is America’s source for unbiased news, where engaged citizens get news that represents the full range of perspectives across the country. The network draws on the local market, regional and national expertise of Nexstar’s 6,000 local journalists in 110 lo-cal newsrooms across the country. NewsNation is available across a variety of cable and satel-lite providers, streaming platforms, online and on the NewsNationNow app.
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