NewsNation Debuts Expanded Programming on Monday, September 27

Adrienne Bankert To Anchor “Morning In America”

Dan Abrams To Host And Executive Produce “Dan Abrams Live”

NewsNation Will Offer 49 Hours of Live News, Analysis and Talk Weekly

CHICAGO, IL (Sept. 23, 2021) – NewsNation, Nexstar Media Inc.’s (Nasdaq: NXST) wholly-owned news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million U.S. television households, debuts four hours of new live programming on Monday, September 27, adding 20 hours of news, analysis, and talk to the network’s weekly schedule.

Beginning Monday, NewsNation viewers will start their day with MORNING IN AMERICA, a live national three-hour weekday morning news show airing from 7 a.m. ET to 10 a.m. ET, hosted by award-winning former ABC News correspondent and anchor, Adrienne Bankert. Joining NewsNation’s primetime line-up will be DAN ABRAMS LIVE, airing weeknights from 8 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET, produced and hosted by veteran journalist and analyst, Dan Abrams. Following the debuts, the network’s weekly original live programming will increase from 19 hours at its September 2020 launch, to a total of 49 hours every week.

“We’re very excited to be adding MORNING IN AMERICA and DAN ABRAMS LIVE to the NewsNation line-up and look forward to their launch on Monday,” said Michael Corn, President of News for NewsNation. “Adrienne and Dan represent the epitome of balanced, insightful journalism, and bring unquestioned credibility to the stories they report and the analysis they provide. Our mission is to deliver news for all America, free of bias or opinion—Adrienne and Dan will help us to do just that.”

MORNING IN AMERICA will break down the big stories of the day and allow Ms. Bankert to interact in real-time with viewers in a way no other coast-to-coast network newscast does. The program will be a daily conversation of fresh, relevant information and ideas that harnesses the power of Nexstar’s more than 6,000 local journalists and 110 newsrooms across the country, helping Americans who watch live happier and healthier lives. Ms. Bankert, an accomplished, experienced journalist, is a former member of the award-winning Good Morning America weekend anchor team.

Billed as “a cable news show for the rest of us,” DAN ABRAMS LIVE is dedicated to presenting independent-minded analysis and opinion on politics, media, and the most important stories of the day, exposing hypocrisy on all sides so that viewers can make up their own minds. The show is committed to being honest, fact-based, and often surprising, but never agenda-driven. Mr. Abrams is the CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, Chief Legal Affairs analyst for ABC News, and host of The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets the Law on SiriusXM radio. Abrams Media attracts over 20 million unique visitors per month across its digital properties.

NewsNation is available weeknights from 6 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET, with encore presentations until 3 a.m. ET, Monday through Friday. On weekends the network airs original newscasts from 7 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET. (see here for where you can watch or stream), followed by encore presentations of BANFIELD. NewsNation is also available 24/7 on the NewsNationNow app and at


About NewsNation
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 local newsrooms across the country. NewsNation is available across a variety of cable and satellite providers, streaming platforms, online and on the NewsNationNow app.

About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Media Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 199 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 120 local websites and 284 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when, and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates NewsNation, formerly WGN America, a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television homes, multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit

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