NewsNation hires former Fox Business anchor for afternoon timeslot

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Nexstar’s NewsNation has hired former Fox Business anchor Connell McShane to anchor two hours of “NewsNation Now.”

McShane will remain based in New York and handle the 3 to 5 p.m. eastern timeslot from the company’s newly-owned studio and newsroom in Manhatten.

Nichole Berlie, meanwhile, will now anchor a separate edition of “NewsNation Now” from Chicago from 1 to 3 p.m.

Most recently, McShane served as anchor and chief national correspondent for Fox Business Network across the network’s daytime and primetime programming.

He left Fox earlier in 2023.

During his tenure at the network, he anchored and reported from around the globe, including numerous trips to China, on-the-ground reporting from Eastern Europe during the recent refugee crisis shaped by the war in Ukraine, and extensive coverage of the last six presidential elections. Additionally, he has covered top business, economic and political news headlines such as the rise of inflation and the future of drone technology.

McShane joined Fox Business as a business reporter when the network launched in 2007. After only a year, he was promoted as co-anchor of the network’s early morning program “Fox Business Morning” before moving to the midday morning show “Markets Now.”

From 2018 to 2021, McShane hosted the afternoon show “After the Bell.”

In March 2021, he was appointed chief national correspondent for the network. In that role, he traveled to more than 35 states, reporting on the impact of the pandemic for a special series called “State of the Economy.” In addition to his television duties, McShane was a radio news anchor and Friday host of “Imus in the Morning” from 2011 to 2017.

Before Fox Business, he worked at Bloomberg Radio & Television where he appeared on shows such as “Evening Edition,” “On the Markets” and “Marketweek.”