Nexstar's Networks Division operates The CW Network, NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, Rewind TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago.


Nexstar Media Group, Inc. is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Media Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks.

The Networks Division operates The CW, NewsNation, Antenna TV, Rewind TV, a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, and WGN Radio in Chicago.

The CW Network

In October 2022, Nexstar acquired The CW Network, America’s fifth major broadcast network. Nexstar, together with its partner stations, is the nation’s largest local television broadcasting company and the largest CW affiliate group with 37 CW and CW Plus affiliates. This including affiliates in five of the top ten DMAs, accounting for 32 percent of the Network’s national reach.

The CW has been home to some of the most groundbreaking and generation-defining programming in television, from the iconic DC Super Heroes of Greg Berlanti’s Arrowverse series to The Vampire Diaries, including the All American franchise, the original Gossip Girl, Kung Fu, Nikita, Riverdale, and Smallville. The network was also the home of Supernatural, the longest-running live-action fantasy series in U.S. TV history, for 14 of its 15 seasons.



NewsNation is the fastest growing national cable news network reaching 70 million television households across the United States. Validated by independent watchdog groups, NewsNation is America’s source for engaging and unbiased news, which reflects the full range of perspectives across the country. The network draws on the local and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,500 journalists in 110 newsrooms across the country. NewsNation is available on every major cable and satellite provider, streaming platforms including YouTubeTV, Hulu, DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, and Sling, and Vidgo, online at, and on the NewsNationNow app available on Android and iOS.

It is the home of the country’s only live prime-time national newscast, NewsNation Prime, as well as Rush Hour, On Balance with Leland Vittert, and Banfield. In September 2021, the network launched Morning in America, a three-hour morning news show hosted by Adrienne Bankert, and Dan Abrams Live, a nightly news and analysis show hosted by Dan Abrams.

NewsNation is available across a variety of cable and satellite providers, streaming platforms, online and on the NewsNationNow app.


The Hill

The Hill is the #1 digital-first political news brand in the U.S., reaching 47 million lawmakers, policymakers, business leaders, and influential digital consumers from Capitol Hill to Main Street.

The Hill is the country’s definitive digital source for non-partisan political news and information. Inside the Beltway, it’s known as an essential, agenda-setting read for lawmakers and policymakers. Beyond the Capitol, The Hill’s trusted content is shared more often on social media than any other major political news brand in America.

The Hill is comprised of five key content platforms which includes:

  • – the #1 digital-first political news brand in Comscore’s Political News category;
  • The Hill TV – the Award-winning, #1 provider of premium digital video from within the Beltway, with 1.4B annual views across platforms, including the nation’s newest streaming channel;
  • Leading Events: Convening policymakers, business leaders and expert voices on the biggest challenges facing our country;
  • Email Newsletters 19 leading products reaching over 600K influential subscribers (100% organic opt-ins);
  • and its print edition – the indispensable source on Capitol Hill since 1994, boldly re-imagined in 2023 in a premium magazine-style format.

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Antenna TV

Antenna TV, Nexstar Media Inc.’s multicast network, launched on January 1, 2011. It airs in 142 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 91% of TV households including WPIX-TV (11.2) New York, KTLA-TV (5.2) Los Angeles, and WGN-TV (9.2) Chicago. On January 1, 2016, Antenna TV became the new home of “Johnny Carson.”

Follow on Twitter: @AntennaTV




Nexstar Media Inc. launched Rewind TV, a digital subchannel offering a slate of classic television sitcom hits from the 1980s and 1990s, on September 1, 2021.  At its launch, Rewind TV reaches 40 percent of U.S. television households, or nearly 50 million homes, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  Rewind TV is available on newly designated or recently vacated digital sub-channels licensed to Nexstar.

Rewind TV’s initial line-up of hit favorites will include: The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Wings, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Who’s the Boss, and Family Ties.


WGN Radio

Since 1922, WGN Radio AM 720, a Nexstar Media Group, Inc. station, has been dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment, and sports. WGN Radio is the official broadcast home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Northwestern University. Listen at AM 720, online at, on your WGN Radio app, smart speakers, or TuneIn.

Follow WGN Radio on Facebook, Twitter @WGNRadio and Instagram @wgnradio.

Station contacts:
Mary Sandberg Boyle, VP & General Manager
Steve Tarpley, Director of Sales
Ryan Burrow, News Director



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