NewsNation, Nexstar Media’s wholly-owned cable network reaching 75 million US television households, has announced two new programmes will premiere on September 27th: Dan Abrams Live and Morning in America.
“Dan Abrams is the epitome of the pure, common sense approach to journalism envisioned when NewsNation launched last September,” said Michael Corn, President of News for NewsNation. “He brings unparalleled expertise to our primetime line-up and emphasizes our ongoing commitment to help engaged viewers gain a better understanding of the day’s most controversial and complicated news stories. He has a fresh, no-holds-barred approach to covering and analyzing the news, and his credibility is unquestioned.”
Abrams is the CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, Chief Legal Affairs analyst for ABC News, and host of The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets the Law on SiriusXM radio. Abrams Media boasts over 20 million unique visitors per month across its digital properties, including the industry-leading Mediaite.com, covering the intersection of media and politics, LawandCrime.com, and the Law&Crime Network.
Abrams joined NBC as a legal correspondent in 1997, going on to host MSNBC’s The Abrams Report and the acclaimed Verdict with Dan Abrams. Abrams left NBC in 2011 to become Chief Legal Analyst at ABC, where he also served as co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline. From 2016 to 2020, he hosted Live PD, often the #1 rated show on cable television.
“Joining NewsNation is a welcome, natural fit for me,” said Abrams, who has been publicly labeled “center-right” by Don Lemon of CNN and “center-left” by Megyn Kelly. “Too much of cable news is polluted by partisanship with shows focused on indoctrinating viewers, unabashedly cheering for one side or another. We are committed to presenting independent-minded analysis and opinion on politics, media, and the most important stories of the day, exposing hypocrisy on all sides so viewers can make up their own minds. Always fact-based, sometimes surprising, but never agenda driven—you might call it a cable news show for the rest of us.”
“I’m excited to bring a relatability to morning news that connects with the audience like never before,” said Bankert. “This show will be a conversation, putting stories in context and getting behind the headlines. And we are going to have fun. Even if people wake up on the so-called ‘wrong side of the bed,’ I want them to turn on the TV and be not only more informed but feel better, even happier watching us. I believe we are called to a higher standard at NewsNation — to offer a variety of viewpoints across America and give dignity to every voice. That’s what you’ll find on Morning in America five days a week.”