CHICAGO (NewsNation) — Inspiring viewers and readers to think, not how to think. That’s the foundation of NewsNation.
The nightly three-hour broadcast will air from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET) on WGN America, offering fact-based, balanced news coverage in prime-time.
NewsNation Now will provide that same level of coverage 24/7 with the NewsNation Now app. We’ll bring you breaking news alerts, live-streaming video and in-depth reporting with the power of Nexstar Media Group’s 5,400 journalists in 110 local newsrooms across the country.
You’ll also be able to stream the NewsNation broadcast in the NewsNation Now app and on NewsNationNow.com without cable authentication for the entire month of September.
In addition to the backbone of our NewsNation affiliates across the country, our fully staffed Chicago-based newsroom will be covering the top stories in the United States and International news around the clock.
NewsNation has bureaus in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami and Dallas.
On-air, the team is led by veteran journalists and weekday anchors, Joe Donlon and Marni Hughes, breaking news anchor, Rob Nelson, and chief meteorologist, Albert Ramon, who collectively bring nearly 80 years of experience in television news to their roles and have covered everything from Presidential elections to hurricanes and the current coronavirus pandemic. The weekend NewsNation team will be led by anchors Rudabeh Shahbazi and Nichole Berlie, breaking news anchor, Aaron Nolan, and meteorologist Gerard Jebaily.
NewsNation is overseen by Jennifer Lyons, a media industry executive with 30 years of newsgathering and production experience, who serves as Vice President of News for WGN America.
“We’re adding more than 130 NewsNation staff members to the 5,400 Nexstar journalists already reporting from local communities across the U.S.,” Lyons said. “We have assembled extraordinary teams both in front of and behind the cameras. They are true journalists coming together with a clear mission: Your News, Your Nation. I think you’re going to learn so much about our country through them.”
For months, NewsNation has been working on ensuring to deliver a newscast from the heartland, with local perspectives to create a fact-based and unbiased national news platform.
“We will be presenting news in a way that is free of any particular point of view as we debut NewsNation on September 1 and we are confident that there are more Americans than ever who are seeking just that,” said Nexstar’s president and CEO Perry Sook.
NewsNation values the feedback of our viewers and readers, and we’ll share those perspectives in our nightly broadcast.
WGN America reaches 75 million television households on cable and the broadcast will be available to stream without a cable subscription on the NewsNation Now app for a limited time.