Banfield Retained With Multi-Year NewsNation Deal


CHICAGO — Ashleigh Banfield has reached a new multi-year agreement with Nexstar Media Group-owned NewsNation cable TV network, a move that solidifies her presence in prime-time on the MVPD-delivered news and political commentary-focused offering.

As the host of Banfield, she can be seen on NewsNation every weeknight at 10pm Eastern. She’s previously been seen on CNN [“Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield”] and its sibling network HLN [“Primetime Justice”]; MSNBC and NBC News (from 2000-2004); CourtTV; and on ABC News. “Ashleigh is an incredible talent and a seasoned broadcast journalist,” said Michael Corn, President of News at NewsNation. “She covers crime and the justice system better than anyone and we are thrilled that she has re-signed with the network.”

Banfield commented, “As the crime genre continues to be an increasingly important staple for Americans, Banfield has become an essential destination for true crime fans,. We are proud to be a place where viewers can come for a deep dive into the major crime stories happening across the country.”

Earlier in her career, Banfield served as the evening news anchor for KDFW-4, the FOX affiliate in Dallas; and for CICT-2 in Calgary, where she worked at the Global-affiliated station owned by Corus Entertainment as a producer from 1992-93 and from 1993-95 as their evening news anchor and business correspondent.

Born in Winnipeg, Banfield became a U.S. citizen in 2008.