CHICAGO, IL, (May 24, 2022) – NewsNation, America’s fastest growing cable news network, announced today that Chris Stirewalt, a leading and trusted voice in U.S. politics, will be joining the network as Political Editor. In his new role, Mr. Stirewalt will provide balanced and accurate political analysis throughout the election season. He joins NewsNation on the heels of its broadcast partnership with Decision Desk HQ to provide election data and exclusive polling results for the 2022 midterm primaries and general election.
“Chris Stirewalt’s analytical abilities are the best in the business and his insights during election season will prove to be an invaluable resource for viewers,” said NewsNation’s Michael Corn, President of News. “We are honored to have Chris join our impressive talent roster which includes Pulitzer Prize winning senior contributor George Will, Washington, D.C. Bureau chief Mike Viqueira and NewsNation’s prime time hosts Leland Vittert, Marni Hughes, Dan Abrams and Ashleigh Banfield. With honest reporting and data analysis, along with up-to-the-minute results from Decision Desk HQ, we are building upon our mission at NewsNation to become the leader in election night coverage you can trust.”
One of today’s liveliest political commentators, Mr. Stirewalt is highly regarded for his candid and straightforward analysis of our current political climate – using his signature ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ approach to cover the most significant issues of the day and provide his expert outlook for the future. Mr. Stirewalt is also the author of the book “Every Man a King: A Short Colorful History of American Populists,” a dynamic account of America’s populist tradition. His latest book, “Broken News: Why the Media Rage Machine Divides America and How to Fight Back,” will be available in August.
“The 2022 midterms are drawing massive interest from voters, so there’s a tremendous need for analysis and forecasting that isn’t addled with partisan agendas,” commented Mr. Stirewalt. “That’s why I’m so proud to be a part of NewsNation’s growing team. Our shared commitment is to being the first with election results, but never at the cost of accuracy or fairness.”
Most recently, Mr. Stirewalt served as the politics editor for the Fox News Channel, where he helped coordinate political coverage across the network. His extremely popular daily newsletter, Fox News Halftime Report, had more than half a million subscribers, and the podcast he co-hosted was so successful that it was spun-off into a television show. Mr. Stirewalt first joined the Washington bureau of FNC in 2010.
Prior to joining FNC, Mr. Stirewalt served as political editor for The Washington Examiner, where he wrote a twice-weekly column and led political coverage for the newspaper. He also served as politics editor at the Charleston Daily Mail and West Virginia Media. Mr. Stirewalt began his career at the Wheeling Intelligencer in West Virginia.
He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.
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.
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