Nexstar’s NewsNation Expands News Programming
CHICAGO, Ill.—Nexstar Media announced that its news and entertainment cable network NewsNation is significantly expanding its live news programming and that by early June the network will have added 12 hours of live news programming each week.
Once the expansion is complete, the network, which reaches approximately 75 million U.S. television households, will have increased its weekly original programming from 9 p.m. when it launches in September 2020, to a total of 61 hours of live news, d analyzes and discussions every week.
“NewsNation is well on its way to becoming a 24/7 cable news network, and this latest expansion is a clear demonstration of our commitment to making that a reality,” said Sean Compton, President. from the networks division of Nexstar Media Inc. “The appetite for balanced and unbiased news has never been greater, especially in light of the war in Ukraine.”
As part of the expansion, NewsNation’s national live late-night newscast, which debuted with the outbreak of war in Ukraine, will permanently join the network’s lineup weeknights from 11 p.m. 12 a.m. ET.
Additionally, in June, NewsNation’s national live morning news programming will increase to four hours each weekday.
Beginning Monday, March 28, “Rush Hour,” NewsNation’s early-night newscast hosted by Nichole Berlie, will run for one hour and air weeknights from 5-7 p.m. ET.
Joe Donlon, who has anchored “The Donlon Report” since the spring of 2021, has decided to leave NewsNation; its final show will be on Friday, March 25.