NewsNation Names Allison Harris As New Washington, D.C., Correspondent
Award-winning Texas Political Reporter Joins Network to Help Build a Fact-based, Unbiased Washington Bureau in the U.S. Capital
CHICAGO, IL and IRVING, TX (April 12, 2021) – NewsNation, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s cable network reaching 75 million television households across the United States, today announced that Allison Harris has joined the network as a correspondent in its Washington, D.C., news bureau. In her new role, Ms. Harris will provide fact-based, unbiased coverage of news events at the White House to NewsNation viewers across the country.
“Allison is a fantastic reporter with great instincts, and I’m looking forward to having her join the team as we build a news bureau based on sound journalism and fearless reporting,” said NewsNation Washington Bureau Chief Mike Viqueira. “She’ll help us ramp up our efforts to provide viewers with the fact-based information they need to understand what is going on in the U.S. capital during an especially important time in our nation’s history.”
Ms. Harris comes to NewsNation from KDFW-TV in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where she covered breaking news and high-profile stories, including Hurricane Harvey, this summer’s protests for social justice, and major shootings in Dallas, El Paso, and Odessa. She also has extensive experience covering Texas politics.
Prior to her tenure at KDFW-TV, Ms. Harris was a reporter for KOTV-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma and KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas. She has been recognized by the National Press Club for her reporting on animal abuse prosecution and won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in 2016 for her coverage of a police shooting in Tulsa.
Ms. Harris earned her degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.
Viewers can find Ms. Harris and fellow NewsNation Washington, D.C., correspondent, Joe Khalil, reporting live on NewsNation weeknights from 6 to 10 p.m. ET (see here for where you can watch or stream) and 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 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. It is the home of the country’s only live prime-time national newscast, NEWSNATION PRIME WITH MARNI HUGHES, ROB NELSON, AND ALBERT RAMON, as well as BANFIELD and THE DONLON REPORT. The network draws on the local market, regional and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,400 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 (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 Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 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 122 local websites and 316 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 network Antenna 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 www.nexstar.tv.
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