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NewsNation Expands Morning News Programming

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CHICAGO, Ill.—Nextar Media’s NewsNation has announced that it will expand its morning news programming to four hours each weekday with the premiere of “Early Morning,” a new one-hour cable news program debuting Monday, June 27, at 6 a.m. ET. 

Mitch Carr will anchor the broadcast and cable news veteran James Holm will serve as executive producer. 

Following the addition of “Early Morning,” NewsNation will offer a total of 86 hours of live national news, analysis, and talk every week – more than double the number of news hours on the network at its launch in September 2020.

“We are excited to have Mitch Carr kick-off our mornings with a fast-paced and informative news hour,” said Michael Corn, NewsNation’s president of news. “With James Holm leading the team, I’m confident  ‘Early Morning’ will resonate with viewers, as NewsNation continues its expansion to become a 24/7 cable news network.”

Following the “Early Morning” broadcast each day, Carr will join host Adrienne Bankert and team for “Morning in America,” NewsNation’s live national morning newscast airing weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.

“Given Mitch’s passion for breaking news, ‘Early Morning’ will bring viewers the stories they may have missed overnight and update them on the latest developments in ongoing stories from the previous day,” said Holm, who most recently led news programming at the Black News Channel and previously served as an executive producer at MSNBC. 

Holm began his career in radio in Fargo, North Dakota, where he was an executive producer for a nationally syndicated talk show.

Carr joins NewsNation from 12News in Phoenix, where he worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for three years. Prior to Phoenix, Carr covered the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina for WRAL-TV. Previously, he worked as the sports director at WRIC-TV in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. 

A graduate of the University of Miami, Mr. Carr double majored in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish, and studied abroad in Mexico City and Viña del Mar, Chile.  He is fluent in Spanish.

As it expands its live programing, NewsNation has also been added staff, recently hiring elections analyst Chris Stirewalt as political editor, former Black News Channel correspondent Dray Clark, as a New York City-based correspondent, and former WFOR-TV reporter Brooke Shafer, a Miami-based correspondent. Later this month, former ABC 7 San Francisco anchor Natasha Zouves will join the network as weekend anchor and correspondent.

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.