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Veteran anchor Rob Nelson moves to mornings on Newsy

June 1, 2022 By Molly Miossi

ATLANTAVeteran anchor Rob Nelson is taking on a new role at Newsy, co-anchoring “Morning Rush” from 7 to 11 a.m. ET weekdays alongside Newsy veteran Alex Livingston.

Nelson joined Newsy in September 2021 as anchor of “Newsy Reports.” He’s anchored the network’s coverage of a variety of news events, including Colin Powell’s funeral, the war in Ukraine and the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas. 

Rob Nelson

Nelson has worked as a professional journalist for more than 20 years. His experience includes stints at ABC News in New York as co-anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning,” the nation’s top-rated early morning national newscasts, and WABC, the nation’s most-watched local station. In 2020, Nelson became one of the inaugural anchors for cable network NewsNation.

“Rob brings energy, enthusiasm and his deep roots in high-quality journalism to ‘Morning Rush,’” said Eric Ludgood, head of Newsy. “Through his experience anchoring morning shows, he has developed a wealth of knowledge about how to serve this important audience.” 

Beginning June 6, Nelson will co-anchor “Morning Rush”, updating viewers on the day’s news, with top stories from around the world and timely topics.  

The morning program will include regular features, such as: 

  • “Tech Rush,” which examines technology news as well as showing off the latest gadgets;
  • “Family Value,” which looks at the financial and consumer news that helps all families;
  • “Food Rush,” which offers the latest trends in the restaurant industry as well profiles on culinary characters who bring food to the nation’s tables;
  • “School Daze,” which tackles the hard issues of student debt, paying for higher education and offering solutions to the challenges facing students and their parents;and
  • “Media Mix,” which looks at the latest trends in America’s communications consumption.  

Nelson is a Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, native. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2000 with degrees in journalism and political science. Nelson and his wife, Jenny, have a 2-year-old son. 

Newsy, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), is the country’s only free, over-the-air live 24/7 news network. Find out how to watch Newsy here. 

Media contact: Molly Miossi, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3713, [email protected]

About Newsy

Newsy (@Newsy) is the nation’s only free 24/7 broadcast news network, serving viewers opinion-free national news from 14 news bureaus across the U.S. Newsy is available to more than 94% of U.S. television homes free and over the air with a digital antenna, on mobile with the Newsy app and online at It is also carried on an expanding array of streaming devices and services, including Samsung TV Plus, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Pluto TV, Apple TV, Sling, Vizio and Xumo. Newsy is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).