Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
ABC News Studios Announces First Weekly Streaming News Magazine IMPACT X NIGHTLINE

ABC News Studios Announces First Weekly Streaming News Magazine IMPACT X NIGHTLINE

“Impact x Nightline” will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning Thursday, Oct. 6

ABC News Studios announced "Impact x Nightline," its first weekly streaming news magazine. Each week, ABC News' correspondents will leave the anchor desk and studios behind, taking viewers on a journey straight to the source of the stories everyone is talking about, plus the ones no one has even heard of yet.

The program's timely reporting will dive deep into the issues driving the conversations across America and spotlight real people affected by current events featuring hard-hitting investigative reports and profiles of newsmakers from around the globe.

"Impact x Nightline" will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning Thursday, Oct. 6, and is the second weekly offering from ABC News for streaming viewers, following the launch of "Power Trip" on Sunday.

"'Impact x Nightline' is a premium news magazine for ABC News' growing streaming audience," said Kim Godwin, president of ABC News. "The weekly program will take an in-depth look at the stories and issues dominating the zeitgeist, offering additional insight viewers can't get anywhere else."

"The title of the show is intentional. We're hoping that it not only explores the topics that matter to our viewers but does so in a meaningful way that can actually have an impact," said Eman Varoqua, executive producer of "Nightline" and "Impact x Nightline."

The first episode centers on one of the most polarizing topics in America today: abortion. Building off "Nightline"'s Peabody-winning and Emmy®-nominated body of work, Emmy Award-winning correspondent Rachel Scott and the team go beyond the culture wars, fanning out across the country telling the stories of women, families and providers while exploring the complexity of the divisive issue.

The documentary-style report includes personal abortion stories and activists on both sides, including TikTok creators - one pro-abortion rights and one anti-abortion rights - who are gaining national attention, and examines abortion in America in a post-Roe v. Wade world.

Upcoming episodes will tackle a wide range of topics, including examining what really happens to a town after a tragic school shooting, the business of American nostalgia, and even stories of crime, murder, mystery and more.

"'Impact x Nightline' will break from the norm, showcasing immersive, story-driven reporting that you won't see anywhere. If you are seeing it on 'Impact,' it probably means you haven't heard about this side of the story," said Justin Dial, vice president of streaming news. "The program will take the viewers to the frontlines of the story, reporting from anywhere in the world where the story happens.

Eman Varoqua is executive producer, and Candace Smith Chekwa is senior broadcast producer. "Impact x Nightline" is overseen by Justin Dial, vice president of streaming news, and Reena Mehta, senior vice president of streaming and digital content.

ABC News Studios, inspired by ABC News' trusted reporting, is a premium, narrative non-fiction original production house and commissioning partner of series and specials. ABC News Studios champions untold and authentic stories driving the cultural zeitgeist spanning true-crime, investigations, pop culture, and news-adjacent stories. Its subsidiary, ABC News Films, acquires and produces feature documentary films.

Watch a promotional video here:



Related Stories View More TV Stories

From This Author - Michael Major


Joshua Vranas' 'Lost Time' Released to Streaming ServicesJoshua Vranas' 'Lost Time' Released to Streaming Services
December 5, 2022

Joshua’s work has been featured by Lincoln Center’s BROADWAY’S FUTURE SONGBOOK, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre’s VILLAGE VOICES, and the Cutting Room. He was a top 5 nominee for the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards in 2021 and has recently received the Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship.

Zoe Sky Jordan Shares 'Just Fine' & 'Achievement of Youth'Zoe Sky Jordan Shares 'Just Fine' & 'Achievement of Youth'
December 5, 2022

The title track, 'Selfish', kicks in with echoey, haunting piano and synths trailing a diary style confession which reveals a main plotline of Zoe Sky Jordan’s new album.  Penned during the pandemic, which saw Zoe and her husband move in with her parents for seven months, the album is reflective, introspective, investigative and dissective.

Sarantos Releases New Album & Surprise Holiday SingleSarantos Releases New Album & Surprise Holiday Single
December 5, 2022

Sarantos is a chart-topping musician, singer-songwriter and philanthropist, based in Chicago. With international iTunes and radio chart hits, in addition to over 350K Spotify streams, he continues to expand his musical portfolio by experimenting and creating innovative music that moves people. Listen to the new releases now!

ATI Releases Fresh New Song 'Mixed Signals'ATI Releases Fresh New Song 'Mixed Signals'
December 5, 2022

Hailing from one of the great music capitals in the country, Metro Atlanta, singer-songwriter and producer, ATI, is a creative force. Her new single, “Mixed Signals”, gives a respectful nod to the 90’s R&B greats, while blending her unmistakable vocals and new wave R&B style.

Jesus Piece Release New Single 'An Offering To The Night'Jesus Piece Release New Single 'An Offering To The Night'
December 5, 2022

“An Offering To The Night” is caustic and an exercise in tension-and-release riffage from the guitar team of David Updike and John DiStefano. Bassist Anthony Marinaro and drummer Luis Aponte (LU2K)’s groove-work is as off-kilter as it is distinct and bombastic. At the heart of it all, vocalist Aaron Heard brings the pain with force mental trauma.