NewsNation Expands Weekend Lineup With New Show Morning in America With Hena Doba





Image of Newsnation Logo

NewsNation will expand its weekend news lineup this month. The network is shuffling up its weekday schedule after new hires Hena Doba and Dee Dee Thomas.

The new weekend version of Morning in America, hosted by journalist Hena Doba, debuts on January 27. The show premieres on January 27 and will air on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET. 

On January 22, NewsNation’s new daytime lineup begins with a weekday edition of Morning in America hosted by anchor Markie Martin, which transitions the show into a three-hour program from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET, hosted by anchor Markie Martin. 

After NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET, NewsNation Now with Nichole Berlie gets an extended three-hour slot from noon to 3:00 p.m. Elizabeth Vargas Reports moves to an earlier slot at 5:00 p.m., followed by The Hill with moderator Blake Burman at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Morning in America co-host Adrienne Bankert is NewsNation’s new Special Projects anchor. His new faith-based series, One Nation Under God, debuts in February.

NewsNation is building out news coverage and adding more shows as it works to become a 24/7 cable news network. The channel airs news coverage 24 hours a day on weekdays and eight hours on weekends. It fills the rest of the weekend slots with comedies, dramas, and films.

“We are excited to debut our new weekend morning show along with an enhanced daytime lineup to fill out our 24-hour/7 day-a-week schedule in 2024,” said Michael Corn, NewsNation’s president of news. “This programming is another big milestone for the network as we continue to build a best-in-class news organization.”

TODAY Show veteran Dee Dee Thomas also joins the network as executive producer of the weekend edition of Morning in America. Thomas and Doba both worked at Cheddar News. Thomas oversaw the channel’s Wrap Up news program and primetime specials, including Countdown to the Carpet and Farewell to the Force. Doba was the former host of Wake Up With Cheddar.

NewsNation is a Nexstar Media Group with a network of 5,500 journalists in 110 newsrooms throughout the country. The network reaches nearly 70 million U.S. households through major cable and satellite providers, YouTube TV, Hulu, DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Sling TV, and NewsNation’s website and app.

NewsNation’s Weekday Programming Lineup:

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET – Morning in America with anchor Markie Martin
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. ET – NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET – NewsNation Now with Nichole Berlie
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET – NewsNation Now with Connell McShane  
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET – Elizabeth Vargas Reports
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET – The Hill with moderator Blake Burman
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET – On Balance with Leland Vittert
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET – CUOMO hosted by Chris Cuomo 
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET – Dan Abrams Live hosted by Dan Abrams
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET – Banfield hosted by Ashleigh Banfield 

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.