NOWTHIS MORNING to Launch September 24th with Javier Muñoz as Regular Contributor
NowThis, the #1 most-viewed social news publisher in the world, today named Managing Editor, Versha Sharma, as host of its upcoming daily news show for Facebook Watch, NowThis Morning. NowThis also announced former CNN Digital Correspondent, Dan Lieberman, will be joining as Senior Correspondent for the show. Additionally, Zinhle Essamuah, a D.C.-based producer with NowThis Politics, will become a full-time Political Correspondent for NowThis Morning.
NowThis Morning will stream on Facebook Watch beginning on Monday, September 24th and centers on breaking news and topical stories that matter most to young audiences. The show is part of the previously announced slate of funded news shows produced by publishers exclusively for Facebook that will appear in a new dedicated section testing within Facebook Watch. The daily news show will also feature four other NowThis on-air contributors, including: Judah Robinson (International); Sally Turner (Entertainment); and Alejandro Alba (Future & Tech); and Broadway's Hamilton star, Javier Muñoz as a Special Contributor.
"We're thrilled to announce such a talented and dynamic editorial team who will bring NowThis Morning to life for millions of young people on Facebook," said Nancy Han, NowThis Morning Executive Producer. "I'm confident that Versha and the team of incredible on-air correspondents will spark smart and relatable conversations and provide informative morning news for a mobile generation."
Streaming on Facebook Watch at 9am ET daily, NowThis Morning week one guests will include actress America Ferrera; former White House Associate Director of Public Engagement and actor, Kal Penn; actress Sarah Jones, and more.
"I'm BEYOND proud of the important and impactful editorial work we've achieved here at NowThis," said Versha Sharma. "NowThis Morning is the next big step in our commitment to delivering insightful context from our unique, diverse youth perspective. We want to keep humanizing the news, as well as revolutionizing the way it's delivered and consumed."
"I couldn't be more excited to join the NowThis team at this incredible moment. I've been a huge fan of NowThis and am now thrilled to help kick off its new daily news show, NowThis Morning, and report on the core issues that matter most to young people," said Dan Lieberman. "NowThis has built a unique voice that instantly connects with young audiences, leading the industry in covering the most important stories through such a human and empathetic lens."NowThis Morning on Facebook Watch can be watched here.