Smith swaps Shaw Media for News Nation

Katherine Smith will be joining News Nation as a digital producer. She comes from Shaw Media in Illinois, where she was a reporter. Previously, she has reported for the Daily Herald Media Group. She also served as photo editor, news editor and then as editor-in-chief of The Daily Eastern News, the student newspaper of Eastern […]

Veteran journalist Grzech joins NewsNation as VP news, managing editor

NewsNation has appointed Cherie Grzech as vice president of news, managing editor. Her new role begins Jul. 19. She will be based in Chicago and will be reporting to Michael Corn, NewsNation’s president of news. In her new role, Grzech will oversee the network’s day-to day news gathering and production process, and supervise a staff […]

Burr named Washington producer of “News Nation”

Thomas Burr has been appointed Washington producer of “News Nation,” a new nightly newscast airing on WGN America, reports Politico. Burr joins from the Salt Lake Tribune where he worked for more than 18 years, starting as a reporter. He also held the post of Washington bureau chief at the Tribune. Burr was also president […]

Former Capitol Forum reporter Giangreco to join “News Nation” in Chicago

Leigh Giangreco, a former reporter at The Capitol Forum covering defense contracts and the Committee on Foreign Investment in U.S., will be leaving Washington to join WGN America’s news program, “News Nation,” as a researcher. Her new role will be based in Chicago. Giangreco has worked as a freelancer for more than five years. She […]

WGN America to launch newscast, announces new anchor team

WGN America will be launching a new newscast “News Nation,” which will be led by anchors Joe Donlon, Marni Hughes and Rob Nelson. The newscast is set to debut on Sept. 1. The new program will air from 8 to 11 p.m. and is a gamble by WGN America and parent company Nexstar Media Group […]