NewsNation hires George Will as senior contributor

Conservative political commentator George Will has been hired as a senior contributor to cable outlet NewsNation's nightly news program starting later this month.

Will, a veteran political journalist based in Washington, D.C., writes a regular column in The Washington Post and has won several journalism awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, during his decades-long career in the national media.

"NewsNation meets a national need for news delivered without political agendas, clenched fists, and raised voices," Will said in a statement released Monday. "It offers news leavened by a sense of the complexity and grandeur of American history: this nation was not made by flimsy people, and it is not flimsy."

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NewsNation, which is owned by The Hill's parent company, Nexstar Media Group, is a cable outlet based in Chicago and has recently launched new prime-time programming — including a show with Dan Abrams, a longtime legal television news analyst and media pundit.

While the outlet has hired from various other channels, two NewsNation staffers quit the network last spring over concerns of right-leaning bias and ties to Bill Shine, the former Fox News executive who later served as communications manager for former President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE.

NewsNation has maintained that its reporting is fact-based and includes no partisan spin.

The network on Monday touted the addition of Will to its talent line-up.

"We couldn’t be more thrilled to have George join our team," said Michael Corn, president of news for NewsNation. "His keen insight and expertise will ensure NewsNation’s audience gets the very best analysis in this highly-charged political year."