Krakauer takes up contributor roles at The Hill and NewsNation

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher: The Hill, the largest political website in the country, today announced that Steve Krakauer will join the platform as an opinion contributor. Additionally, he will serve as an on-air contributor for Nexstar’s cable news network NewsNation. In these new roles, Krakauer will offer commentary on […]

South Bend TV station names Jirasek news director

WBND-TV Ch. 57, an ABC affiliate in South Bend, Ind., has hired Molly Jirasek as a news director. She comes from NewsNation, where she recently served as line producer and segment producer for the morning show “NewsNation Live.” Jirasek joined NewsNation in June 2020 as a line producer for the newscast “Rush Hour.” She served […]

NewsNation hires McShane as afternoon weekday anchor

NewsNation has appointed Connell McShane host of the afternoon weekday program “NewsNation Now” from 3-5 p.m. ET. He begins Sept. 25. Commenting on his new role, McShane said: “The mission statement at NewsNation is to be a source of unbiased news coverage, which is what I’ve always tried to be. This seems like a perfect […]

NewsNation appoints Burman anchor of ‘The Hill’

Blake Burman, chief Washington correspondent at NewsNation, has been named the permanent moderator of the newly launched 5 o’clock weekday political program “The Hill.” Commenting on his added role, Burman said: “I’m thrilled to moderate ‘The Hill,’ especially as we enter another consequential election cycle. Our audience knows they can hear from the biggest players […]

NewsNation promotes Vittert to chief Washington anchor

NewsNation Network has appointed Leland Vittert to chief Washington anchor. He joined the network in May 2021 as a news anchor. Before this, Vittert Fox News Media for more than a decade, where he held the posts of Middle East correspondent, anchor and correspondent. Vittert graduated from Northwestern University. You can congratulate Vittert on Twitter.

Dallas ABC station hires Forte as reporter

Janel Forte has joined Dallas ABC station WFAA-TV Ch. 8 as a reporter. Recently, she was a correspondent at NewsNation, where she launched its Atlanta bureau. Previously, Forte reported for CBS station KHOU-TV Ch. 11 in Houston, and was an anchor and reporter at WLOX-TV Ch. 13, an ABC and CBS affiliate in Biloxi, Miss. […]

NewsNation appoints Martin co-anchor

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher: NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing cable news network, today announced that its Dallas-based correspondent Markie Martin has been named co-anchor of the morning show, “Morning in America” (weekdays, 6-10 a.m. ET). Additionally, “Morning in America” will expand to four hours, replacing the one-hour edition of “Early Morning.”  Martin will […]

Maska joins NewsNation as contributor

Johanna Maska has joined NewsNation as a contributor. She is the CEO of PR and communications services company Global Situation Room, Inc. Maska worked at The Los Angeles Times as VP marketing and communications. She also worked at The White House. She launched “Pod Is A Woman,” an award-winning podcast named one of TIME Magazine’s […]

NewsNation names Stirewalt on-air political contributor

NewsNation has appointed political editor Chris Stirewalt to the post of on-air political contributor. Prior to joining NewsNation, Stirewalt was a politics editor at Fox News. He also served as a political editor at The Washington Examiner, where he also wrote a twice-weekly column. He was also a politics editor at the Charleston Daily Mail. […]

NewsNation debuts connected-TV app

The following was sent out from Nexstar Media Group’s NewsNation said it launched a free connected-TV app that will enable more viewers to watch highlights of the cable news channel’s news and primetime programming. The app will also give users access to local weather reports from Nexstar stations. “At NewsNation, our mission is to provide in-depth […]