Earlier this year, WGN America rebranded as NewsNation with plans on being an "unbiased" cable news source. The rebranding came six months after the debut of a three-hour primetime news show also called NewsNation. "Eager journalists from across the country signed on, some of them moving with their families from far away," reports The New York Times' Katie Robertson. "But now, six months after its debut, NewsNation has abysmal ratings and disaffected staff members who say it has not lived up to (Nexstar Media Group executive Sean) Compton’s billing. In recent weeks, the news director and managing editor have resigned. Six people at the network, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reveal internal discussions, said NewsNation has increasingly become a venue for right-wing views." A Nexstar spokesperson wouldn't comment on the resignations and said that NewsNation had “a commitment to deliver unbiased news to our viewers.” Concerns started being raised when it was revealed last month that former Fox News executive and Trump administration official Bill Shine had been working as a consultant on NewsNation since last June. Shine's involvement in NewsNation was unknown to staffers.