WGN America’s ‘News Nation’ Sets Anchor Team for Primetime Pivot

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WGN America has set the anchor team for the nightly three-hour newscast that is coming to the primetime lineup of Nexstar Media Group’s cable network as of Sept. 1. WGN America is set for a r…

” has been billed as a traditional just-the-facts newscast that will be fueled by the news resources of 110 Nexstar TV newsrooms around the country. Nexstar has hired about 130 additional journalists to produce the “News Nation” block that will originate from WGN-TV in Chicago.

The primary Monday-Friday anchor duo will be Joe Donlon, a WGN Chicago veteran, and Marni Hughes, who signs on after an eight-year run as an evening news anchor at Fox affiliate KCPQ-TV Seattle. ABC News and WABC-TV New york alum Rob Nelson will serve as breaking news anchor. Albert Ramon, formerly of KVUE-TV Austin, Texas, has been named chief meteorologist.Rudabeh Shahbazi, formerly of CBS affiliate WFOR-TV Miami, and Nichole Berlie, from Boston’s WCVB.

Nexstar president-CEO Perry Sook reinforced the company’s pledge to deliver an straightforward newscast without partisan leanings. “We have an opportunity, a mission, and the resources nationwide to bring Americans breaking news stories and live coverage delivered by reporters who know the local community and can provide unbiased coverage of events from coast to coast and deep in the heartland,” Sook said. “News Nation’

on September 1 and we are confident that there are more Americans than ever who are seeking just that.”


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TVRobNelson 1. Congrats Rob 2. Are u moving to Chicago? 3. 'Just-the-facts'?...but your opinion, jokes and facial expressions are priceless & needed

Congrats to my former colleagues ChicagoJoeWGN WGNNegovan NancyLoo

TVRobNelson WTG ROB!!!!👏👍💯❤

It’s about time. WGN in Chicago is the only news I watch. They report facts and is less biased then most. Leave the viewer to make their own opinions after the story. Glad it will be on a national level now. Good luck!

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