NewsNation to Expand To 24/7 Cable News Network

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CHICAGO, Ill.—Nexstar’s NewsNation has announced that it will expand its news programming to  24-hours-per-day Monday through Sunday, beginning June 1. 

The network will launch the final portion  of its live news line-up with the early-evening edition of NewsNation Now with Adrienne Bankert on  Saturdays and Sundays from 4-7 p.m. ET. 

This new block of news follows the recent launches of the  weekend editions of Morning in America with Hena Doba from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET, NewsNation Live from  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, NewsNation Now with Anna Kooiman from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, and The Hill Sunday with Chris Stirewalt, which debuted earlier this year. 

“We are immensely proud to announce that NewsNation is now a 24/7 cable news network," said Sean  Compton, president of Nexstar’s Networks division. "This milestone marks the culmination of our efforts  to continue expanding and growing the network since launching it in 2020. It reaffirms our commitment  to delivering unbiased news coverage, a mission that resonates deeply with our viewers, fostering their  trust in the brand, and strengthening their loyalty to NewsNation." 

Citing Nielsen data, the network reported that since its rebranding in March 2021, NewsNation’s primetime viewership is up nearly  210% in total viewers and up nearly 120% among adults ages 25 to 54. NewsNation is now the country’s  second-most widely distributed cable news network, reaching nearly 67 million U.S. television  households.  

The network also announced the hiring of three veteran journalists:

  • Anna Kooiman joined NewsNation in March as anchor of the weekend edition of NewsNation Now on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. ET. Most recently, she served as host of Your Day with  Anna Kooiman for Bahakel Communications in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously, she lived in  Sydney, Australia where she was a guest anchor and panelist on Australia’s Network Ten news  programs Studio 10 and The Project. 
  • Laura Ingle has been named senior correspondent, and will cover breaking news, general  assignment stories, and contribute to enterprise reporting on true crime cases. An award-winning  broadcast journalist, Ms. Ingle previously served as a senior correspondent at FOX News Channel  from August 2005 - June 2023. 
  • Alicia Nieves will serve as a New York-based correspondent for NewsNation, and joins the network  from the financial streaming service, Fintech TV, where she hosted its daily business news  programming from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Previously, she was a business news  anchor for Cheddar News, a national news correspondent for E.W. Scripps, and a freelance  reporter for WPIX-TV in New York. 
George Winslow

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.