NewsNation To Launch New Daytime Programming, Expand To 24-Hours Monday Through Friday Beginning April 24th
Additional Weekday Programming, “NewsNation Now,” to Broadcast Live from 1-5 p.m. ET
Channel to be Available 24/5, Marking Major Cable News Milestone
CHICAGO, IL – April 18, 2023 – NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing cable news network, today announced that it will expand to 24-hours, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, April 24th. As part of the expansion, the network will launch a new live four-hour weekday programming block entitled NewsNation Now, airing from 1-5 p.m. ET.
“I couldn’t be more proud of what we have accomplished in just a little over two and half years,” said Sean Compton, President of Nexstar Networks. “NewsNation’s growth has been fueled by exceptional talent with stellar reputations for high-quality journalism, and by viewers hungry for unbiased news reporting. Becoming a 24-hour news network Monday through Friday positions us well to keep growing our audience by providing them with consistently meaningful news coverage.”
Each weekday, NewsNation Now will cover the day’s top news headlines with live reports from network correspondents around the country. The program will be anchored by a rotation of journalists from 1-3 p.m. ET, followed by anchor Nichole Berlie from 3-5 p.m. ET. Guest anchors will include weekend anchor Natasha Zouves, chief Washington correspondent Blake Burman, and correspondents Markie Martin, Keleigh Beeson, and Brooke Shafer, until a permanent anchor is named.
“From the start, our mission has been to inform and enlighten our viewers with balanced news programming and we will continue to do so with this added block,” said Michael Corn, President of News at NewsNation. “Over time, we’ve built trust with our audience and with this expansion, I think we can capitalize on the swiftly evolving broadcast news landscape. Viewer trust is at the center of everything we do, and viewer demand for this expanded block is strong.”
Earlier this month, NewsNation debuted a new state-of-the-art studio in New York City and launched Elizabeth Vargas Reports (weeknights, 6 p.m. ET), anchored by Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist Elizabeth Vargas. Earlier this year, the network extended its daytime programming, adding a third hour of NewsNation Live, hosted by anchor Marni Hughes (weekdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET). As previously announced, also debuting on April 24th is The Hill, a political news and analysis program airing at 5 p.m. ET, and broadcasting live from Washington, D.C.
*A full programming schedule is attached below.
Weekday Programming Lineup:
6-7 AM ET– Early Morning hosted by Mitch Carr
7-10 AM ET– Morning in America with Adrienne Bankert
10 AM-1 PM ET– NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes
1-3 PM ET – NewsNation Now
3-5 PM ET– NewsNation Now with Nichole Berlie
5-6 PM ET – The Hill
6-7 PM ET– Elizabeth Vargas Reports
7-8 PM ET– On Balance with Leland Vittert
8-9 PM ET– Cuomo hosted by Chris Cuomo
9-10 PM ET– Dan Abrams Live hosted by Dan Abrams
10-11 PM ET– Banfield hosted by Ashleigh Banfield
NewsNation, a Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) property, is the fastest growing national cable news network reaching 70 million television households across the United States. Validated by independent watchdog groups, NewsNation is America’s source for engaging and unbiased news, which reflects the full range of perspectives across the country. The network draws on the local and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,500 journalists in 110 newsrooms across the country. NewsNation is available on every major cable and satellite providers, streaming platforms including YouTubeTV, Hulu, DirecTV Stream, FuboTV and Sling, online at www.newsnationnow.com, and on the NewsNationNow app available on Android and iOS.