HBO has set Monday, September 26, 7:30 PM for the premiere of Vice News Tonight, a new half-hour nightly newscast from Vice Media and HBO. The show will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go,
HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
The nightly news show, announced last year, is aimed at viewers who have grown increasingly skeptical of daily broadcast news, HBO says.
“The nightly news hasn’t changed its format in 60 years, whereas the way most viewers – particularly younger viewers – consume information has changed dramatically,” said Josh Tyrangiel, EVP Content, News. “We understand that people aren’t going to watch Vice News Tonight out of obligation. We’re going to have to earn people’s time and attention with great reporting and original forms of storytelling, something Vice has excelled at for several years now. We can’t wait to get started and show people what we’ve been up to.”
Vice News has been gearing up for the launch this summer, more than doubling its staff, bringing on Madeleine Haeringer as the Executive Producer of Vice News Tonight and Ryan McCarthy as the Editor-in-Chief of Vicenews.com. In addition to the nearly 40 other hires who will work across all three Vice News products, Evan McMorris-Santoro from BuzzFeed, Nellie Bowles from The Guardian, Ravi Somaiya from the New York Times and Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani from The Huffington Post have joined the ranks as well.
Additional announcements about format, content and staff will be upcoming.