WGN America changing its name to ‘NewsNation’
“NewsNation” was originally created as a three hour primetime newscast on the WGN America feed. It debuted Sept. 1, 2020.
In addition to WGN America taking on the decidedly news centric name, the newscast formerly known as simply “NewsNation” will become “NewsNationPrime.”
Nexstar previously announced it would cut back the primetime newscast by an hour and replace the 10 to 11 p.m. block with an interview show hosted by Ashleigh Banfield.
In addition, the network will add another hour from 5 to 6 p.m. eastern to be billed as “NewsNation Early Edition.”