The Hill and NewsNation Sign Steve Krakauer as a Contributor

CHICAGO, IL – October 19, 2023 – The Hill, the largest political website in the country, today announced that Steve Krakauer will join the platform as an opinion contributor. Additionally, he will serve as an on-air contributor for Nexstar’s cable news network NewsNation. In these new roles, Mr. Krakauer will offer commentary on the intersection between media and politics.

In making the announcement, Joe Ruffolo, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Hill and NewsNation Digital said, “We’re very excited to welcome Steve as an opinion contributor for The Hill’s growing Opinions section. The state of the media is changing and evolving, so having his analysis will be an excellent addition.”

NewsNation President of News Michael Corn added, “No one understands better than Steve how the media and politics intersect and shape our national conversation. Having worked as a journalist at major broadcast and cable networks, he not only brings a wealth of experience to NewsNation, but a deep understanding of how the media crafts stories and influences public opinion.”

Mr. Krakauer currently serves as the executive producer of SiriusXM’s The Megyn Kelly Show. He is a journalist, media critic, and writer and host of the Fourth Watch media newsletter and Fourth Watch Podcast.

In February 2023, he debuted his first book about the media entitled, “Uncovered: How the Media Got Cozy With Power, Abandoned Its Principles, and Lost the People,” published by Hachette Book Group. Mr. Krakauer has worked at multiple legacy networks including, CNN, FOX News, and NBC. Prior to that, he served as V.P. of digital content at The Blaze.

Mr. Krakauer started covering the media as a TV writer and editor at TVNewser, and Mediaite, where he was a founding editor. He earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.


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

About NewsNation
NewsNation, a Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) property, is the fastest-growing national cable news network reaching nearly 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 Media Group’s 5,500 journalists in 110 newsrooms across the country. NewsNation is available on every major cable and satellite providers, streaming platforms including YouTubeTV, Hulu, DirecTV Stream, FuboTV and Sling, online at, and on the NewsNationNow app available on Android and iOS.

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Steve Krakauer joins The Hill and NewsNation as a Contributor.




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