NBC launching LX network

NBC’s owned television stations unit is launching LX, a next-generation news network that will initially be available on YouTube and its website.

  • NBC says “LX” is named sort for “Local X.”
  • The “X,” meanwhile, refers to the “exponential abilities that LX has in telling our communities unique stories,” according to the group.
  • The offering will eventually make its way over the air and on streaming platforms, but is launching on YouTube and lx.com.

As part of the launch, NBC has also announced a small fleet of “visual storytellers”:

  • Chase Cain: After working for Hulu and creating digitally native stories about original series such as “The Handmaid’s Tale,” at LX, Cain delivers stories about the environment, spirituality topics and examines political issues through a new lens. Based in Los Angeles, he is using 360-degree video to explore some of the country’s most interesting places. A recipient of multiple Associated Press and regional Emmy Awards, and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Cain earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia.
  • Ngozi Ekeledo: After working as a studio host and reporter for the Big Ten Network in Chicago covering professional and college sports, and serving as a sports anchor/reporter for several local TV stations, at LX, Ekeledo examines society through the lens of culture and identity. She has written for the New York Times, Food & Wine, Chicago Tribune, NYLON, Vox and other outlets. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and is based in Boston.
  • Clark Fouraker: Based on Dallas, Fouraker brings over a decade of experience working in local TV newsrooms. He reports on technologies revolutionizing the way we live, efforts by companies and non-profits to do more social good and investigations impacting our way of life. He is the recipient of an Alfred I. duPont Award, a National Murrow Award, and two Emmy Awards. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and News from the University of Florida, and a master’s degree in Business Journalism from Columbia University.
  • Bianca Graulau: Graulau is a bilingual journalist and has extensive experience serving English, and Spanish-speaking audiences based in Miami. At LX, Graulau delivers news stories about the environment, inequality and justice, among others. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.
  • Alexa Liautaud: After working for Vice News Tonight in Vice’s Washington, D.C. news bureau, Liautaud is now based in New York. At LX, Liautaud covers stories about social issues, politics, the military and national security, among others. She is fluent in French, is studying Arabic and earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University, and a master’s degree from Columbia University.