NewsNation Launches Broadcast Partnership with Decision Desk HQ for 2022 Midterm Primaries and General Election

NewsNation is the First Network to call GOP Senate Primary in Ohio

CHICAGO, IL, May 05, 2022 – NewsNation, America’s fastest growing cable news network today announced a broadcast partnership with Decision Desk HQ to provide election data and analysis and exclusive polling results for the upcoming 2022 midterm primaries and general election.

The new partnership produced immediate results this week when NewsNation was the first network to declare J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan the respective winners of the Republican and Democratic primaries for U.S. Senator from Ohio. NewsNation and Decision Desk HQ called the winners several minutes ahead of the following major media outlets, including:

  • 13 minutes before NBC News
  • 16 minutes before The Washington Post
  • 25 minutes before The New York Times
  • 28 minutes before CNN

“With the start of the midterm elections, our mission at NewsNation is to provide our viewers with up to the minute election results along with political coverage that’s different from other networks,” commented NewsNation President Michael Corn. “We want to approach politics and the election season from the people’s perspective, finding out about the issues that matter to them, the questions they want to ask candidates and what is being driven from the grassroots level,” Corn added.

The leading provider of U.S. and international election results and related data, Decision Desk HQ provides state by state polling data and serves as the NewsNation Decision Desk for all senate, house and statewide primary and general election races. In 2020, Decision Desk HQ, whose direct competitors include the Associated Press and network news desks, was the first to call the election for Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States.

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 5,500 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 Decision Desk HQ
Founded on a commitment of “accurate, fast and first”, Decision Desk HQ is a US and international election night results reporting and data science and editorial service.

In 2020, Decision Desk HQ was the first election race results and call service to declare Joe Biden the winner of the US Presidential Election and that Democrats had won a majority of seats in the US House and Senate. Of the 16 key races in November of 2020, Decision Desk HQ called 14 of them first.

In 2021, Decision Desk HQ has been first to call 16 of the most important 18 races.

Decision Desk HQ provides a wide variety of election night results and election data to media outlets, political organizations, and academics.

To learn more about Decision Desk HQ election results and data services visit


Beth Feldman
Executive Director Communications
Nexstar Media Group, Inc./NewsNation


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