NewsNation Expands to 24/7 Cable News Network on June 1





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NewsNation has announced a significant expansion of its news programming, transitioning to a 24-hour-per-day schedule starting June 1. This marks a major milestone for the network, which will now offer continuous news coverage from Monday through Sunday. The final piece of this expansion includes the launch of the early-evening edition of “NewsNation Now” with Adrienne Bankert, airing on Saturdays and Sundays from 4-7 p.m. ET. This new programming block follows recent weekend launches such as “Morning in America” with Hena Doba, “NewsNation Live,” and “The Hill Sunday” with Chris Stirewalt.

“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.”

Since its rebranding in March 2021, NewsNation’s primetime viewership has surged nearly 210% in total viewers and almost 120% among adults ages 25 to 54, according to Nielsen. This growth has positioned NewsNation as the country’s second-most widely distributed cable news network, reaching nearly 67 million U.S. television households.

To support its expanded programming, NewsNation has also announced the hiring of three veteran journalists:

  • Anna Kooiman joined NewsNation in March as the anchor of the weekend edition of “NewsNation Now” on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. ET. She previously hosted “Your Day with Anna Kooiman” for Bahakel Communications in Charlotte, North Carolina, and 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. An award-winning broadcast journalist, Ingle will cover breaking news, general assignment stories, and contribute to enterprise reporting on true crime cases. She previously served as a senior correspondent at FOX News Channel from August 2005 to June 2023.
  • Alicia Nieves will serve as a New York-based correspondent for NewsNation. She joins from the financial streaming service Fintech TV, where she hosted daily business news programming from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Nieves has also been 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.

Weekend Programming Lineup:


  • 7-10 AM ET: “Morning in America” with Hena Doba
  • 10-1 PM ET: “NewsNation Live”
  • 1-4 PM ET: “NewsNation Now” with Anna Kooiman
  • 4-7 PM ET: “NewsNation Now” with Adrienne Bankert
  • 7-10 PM ET: “NewsNation Prime” with Natasha Zouves


  • 7-10 AM ET: “Morning in America” with Hena Doba
  • 10-11 AM ET: “The Hill Sunday” with Chris Stirewalt
  • 11-1 PM ET: “NewsNation Live”
  • 1-4 PM ET: “NewsNation Now” with Anna Kooiman
  • 4-7 PM ET: “NewsNation Now” with Adrienne Bankert
  • 7-10 PM ET: “NewsNation Prime” with Natasha Zouves

With this expansion, NewsNation solidifies its position as a leading provider of 24/7 news coverage, offering viewers a consistent and reliable source of unbiased news and information. This move demonstrates NewsNation’s dedication to meeting the growing demand for comprehensive news coverage, ensuring that audiences have access to the latest news around the clock.

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