Nexstar Media Group, which bought Tribune Media in September, is launching a nightly three-hour national newscast on cable channel WGN America based in Chicago.

Competing with established cable news networks such as CNN and Fox, “News Nation” will be broadcast to more than 75 million homes from new studios being built at WGN’s facilities on West Bradley Place in Chicago.

The program will air nightly from 7 to 10 p.m. Central time beginning this summer, employing reporters from local Nexstar TV newsrooms across the country to provide content.

Dallas-based Nexstar is positioning the network as an “unbiased national news” alternative to the current offerings on cable.

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