Christopher Nelson

Christopher Nelson is the Director of Talent Relations and Recruitment for News Nation based on Chicago. He helps manage the recruitment of on-air and off-air talent for News Nation, provides coaching and mentoring to staff on career growth and development, and advises network leadership on strategic priorities. He also supports NewsNation and parent company Nexstar’s diversity equity and inclusion efforts.

Nelson joined NewsNation in June 2020 and initially served as Weekend Managing Editor helping to oversee the network’s weekend coverage and contributing to the planning of special projects such as Election 2020 and the Presidential Inauguration.

Previously he was a Coordinating Producer at MSNBC and a contributing writer for the digital platform NBCBLK. He also served as both Senior Editor and as an Assignment Editor at NBC News managing the network’s Network News Desk overnight.

In a previous stint with NBC News, Nelson was a researcher on the Network News Desk. He joined NBC News as part of the highly regarded News Associates program.

Earlier in his career, he was a news writer at the CBS-owned WJZ-TV and a blogger for The Baltimore Sun’s BTheSite.com.

He began his journalism career as an anchor, reporter, and writer for “Teen Perspective 2 News,” a monthly news program for young people at WMAR-TV while in high school.

Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola University Maryland and a master’s degree in law from the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Online News Association.