Connell McShane, a longtime anchor at Fox Business Network, will join Nexstar Media’s NewsNation as an afternoon anchor, leading coverage between 3 p.m and 5 p.m. each weekday.
He will start Monday September 25 and will be based in New York. Nichole Berlie, who had anchored that time slot, will move to 1 to 3 p.m. eastern.
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“The mission statement at NewsNation is to be a source of unbiased news coverage, which is what I’ve always tried to be,: McShane said in a statement. “This seems like a perfect match, and I can’t wait to get started.”
McShane previously served as anchor and chief national correspondent for Fox Business Network. His work included numerous trips to China and Eastern Europe. He has also covered top business, economic, and political stories such as the rise of inflation and the future of drone technology.
Mr. McShane joined FBN 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, before moving to the midday morning show Markets Now. From 2018 to 2021, McShane hosted the afternoon show “After the Bell.” He was appointed chief national correspondent for the network in 2021 In addition to his television duties, . McShane was a radio news anchor and Friday host of Imus in the Morning from 2011 to 2017.
Previously, McShane was a reporter at Bloomberg Radio & Television where he appeared on shows such as Evening Edition, On the Markets, and Marketweek. He began his career in broadcasting as a sports broadcaster for WBRK Radio in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and still occasionally serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for college basketball and football games. He graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies.
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