Connect with us
Outkick 360

News Print & Digital

Hallie Jackson Says New Show Is “For People Who Like the News”

Jackson spoke with InStyle, where she discussed the type of show that the audience can expect as she covers general news, not politics. 

Published

on

NBC News and MSNBC political journalist Hallie Jackson kicked off her new show, “Hallie Jackson Now,” on the streaming platform NBC News Now

Jackson spoke with InStyle, where she discussed the type of show that the audience can expect as she covers general news, not politics. 

With news stories flying under the radar due to the 24/7 news cycle of cable news, Jackson looks for stories that should be discussed but might not get the attention on cable news.

Despite being on the ground and covering Washington politics, her new show allows her to get out of her comfort zone and a chance to attempt different ways of telling the story.

“This is the news for people who like the news,” Jackson said. The program is divided into segments, allowing Jackson to jump deeper into specific stories. 

“We are really trying to figure out how we can peel back the curtain a little bit, tear down that fourth wall,” Jackson said. “The idea is: let’s talk like normal human beings, just have a conversation the way that normal humans would actually speak and talk.”

News Print & Digital

NBC News Chicago Launches 24/7 Streaming Channel on Peacock

The free streaming channel will broadcast from the NBC Tower studios of WMAQ-Channel 5, providing Chicago news, weather, sports, investigative reporting, lifestyle content, and storytelling. 

Published

on

Chicagoans will now have a 24/7 local news streaming channel branded NBC Chicago News which is now live on the company’s streaming platform Peacock. 

The free streaming channel will broadcast from the NBC Tower studios of WMAQ-Channel 5, providing Chicago news, weather, sports, investigative reporting, lifestyle content, and storytelling. 

“It’s pivotal today to make sure we engage and serve our viewers wherever they are with our local news programming,” Kevin Cross, president and general manager of NBC Universal Local Chicago, said in a statement

“The addition of NBC Chicago News to the Peacock channel lineup gives us the access we need to consumers as they continue to diversify their preferences of platforms and media.”

Chicago isn’t alone in receiving a local streaming news channel as Philadelphia, Boston, and Miami were part of a simultaneous rollout. Similar launches are planned for New York and Los Angeles in the coming months.

“We know the importance of local news to our subscribers, and this further distinguishes the Peacock experience where you can stream everything from award-winning news content to original scripted shows, premium movies, live sports, and more all on our platform,” Jen Brown, senior vice president of program planning for Peacock, said. 

Continue Reading

News Print & Digital

NBC News Executive Editor David Firestone to Retire in May

Firestone plans to retire in mid-May after 45 years in the journalism business, with the last five coming at NBC.

Published

on

NBC News is preparing to goodbye to a journalism veteran as executive editor David Firestone plans to retire in mid-May after 45 years in the business, with the last five coming at NBC.

Firestone joined NBC News on May 1, 2017, serving first as the managing editor for NBC News Digital then earning a promotion to executive editor in March of last year.

“It’s time to let someone else come in and take the team forward, to add to the foundation we have built for one of the highest-quality news sites in the country,” Firestone said in a statement provided by TV Newser

“I’m looking forward to traveling with Susan and our family and to spend time with our new grandson, but I can’t wait to read the great journalism that this team is going to produce in the years to come.”

Before his tenure with NBC News, Firestone spent two years as the managing editor at FiveThirtyEight, focusing on politics, particularly the 2016 presidential cycle. Before that, he spent 21 years as a reporter and editor at The New York Times.

Continue Reading

News Print & Digital

Fareed Zakaria Will Host Original Series on CNN+

Zakaria will decode the backstories of the power dynasties, revolutions, spy missions, missed opportunities, and history-shaping assassinations in his new series.

Published

on

Pratham USA

CNN continues adding content for their upcoming streaming platform CNN+, which will debut in the Spring. The latest to get a show is Fareed Zakaria will host “Flashpoints with Fareed Zakaria.”

Zakaria will decode the backstories of the power dynasties, revolutions, spy missions, missed opportunities, and history-shaping assassinations in his new series. He will help the audience comprehend how the world’s most dangerous people and locations have arrived at transformational tipping points.

“This is the history behind the headlines, the stories, people, and forces that created the crises of today,” Zakaria said in a statement about Flashpoints.

“The intriguing backstories that we delve into for Flashpoints have power, betrayal, espionage, and assassination. The storytelling is naturally as thrilling as a John Le Carré novel…except it all really happened,” Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development for CNN Worldwide, who oversees the Zakaria series, said. 

The program, filmed in a cinematic style, is expected to begin streaming as an anthology later in 2022 on CNN+. 

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2021 Barrett Media.