WGN America Rebrands as NewsNation, Launches New Programming Tonight

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WGN America is launching its newly rebranded programming lineup complete with a new name. NewsNation launches tonight from 6 – 11 p.m. ET with 5 hours of News and talk featuring three new, hour-long shows joining the existing NewsNation Prime with Marni Hughes, Rob Nelson and Albert Ramone.

“In keeping with our mission, we continue building NewsNation as the destination for fact-based, unbiased news,” said Sean Compton, President of Nexstar Inc.’s Networks Division. “The new brand clearly defines the network’s identity and makes it easier for viewers to find it, while the new programming line-up enables us to expand the reach and depth of our news coverage and take full advantage of the expertise and experience found in Nexstar’s 110 newsrooms and 5,400 journalists across the country.”

BANFIELD, an hour-long news and talk show, is hosted by award-winning veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield and airs weeknights from 10 – 11 p.m. ET. The show offers a unique format, as Ms. Banfield interviews a single newsmaker, politician, or celebrity every night. Tonight’s first guest is Academy-award winning filmmaker, playwright and director, Aaron Sorkin. Some of Ms. Banfield’s upcoming guests include Bryan Cranston, Robin Wright, Mike Rowe and Keith Olbermann.

NEWSNATION PRIME WITH MARNI HUGHES, ROB NELSON, AND ALBERT RAMON, launched in September 2019 as NewsNation, airs from 8 – 10 p.m. ET and is anchored by veteran journalists Marni Hughes and Rob Nelson, with chief meteorologist Albert Ramon handling weather. It is the country’s only live national newscast in prime-time.

Here’s the new lineup beginning today:

  • 6 – 7 p.m. ET NEWSNATION EARLY EDITION WITH NICHOLE BERLIE – Ms. Berlie is shifting from current her role as NewsNation weekend anchor to hosting the new show. Prior to joining NewsNation at its launch last September, Ms. Berlie served as a general assignment reporter and co-anchor of the weekend newscast at WCVB-TV (ABC) in Boston
  • 7 – 8 p.m. ET THE DONLON REPORT – featuring a mix of news and interviews with today’s newsmakers. The show will be hosted by Joe Donlon, a 30-year news veteran and a member of the NewsNation weeknight anchor team since its launch
  • 8 – 10 p.m. ET NEWSNATION PRIME WITH MARNI HUGHES, ROB NELSON, AND ALBERT RAMON – launched in September 2019 as NewsNation, and is anchored by veteran journalists Marni Hughes and Rob Nelson, with chief meteorologist Albert Ramon handling weather. It is the country’s only live national newscast in prime-time.
  • 10 – 11 p.m. ET BANFIELD – an hour-long news and talk show, is hosted by award-winning veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield. The show offers a unique format, as Ms. Banfield interviews a single newsmaker, politician, or celebrity every night. Tonight’s first guest is Academy-award winning filmmaker, playwright and director, Aaron Sorkin. Some of Ms. Banfield’s upcoming guests include Bryan Cranston, Robin Wright, Mike Rowe and Keith Olbermann

You can stream NewsNation on YouTubeTV, Hulu, fuboTV, Vidgo, AT&T TV, and at NewsNationNow.com.

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