TV One, which entertains, informs and inspires Black adult viewers, has named television veteran Donna Wilson as Executive Producer of the new, live one-hour, weekday morning news program News One Now. The show will provide a three-screen experience on radio, television, and online with award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin as host and managing editor.
Prior to joining TV One, Ms. Wilson was based in Chicago working on nonfiction projects, including TV One’s Deceived and Find Our Missing, as well as, Biography Channel’s John Gotti and Crucibles of Courage hosted by Barack Obama, Paramount’s Dr. Phil and numerous other programs. She has also worked as a field producer at the CNN Chicago Bureau and served as a producer, reporter and host at NETV in Lincoln, Nebraska as well as a fill-in reporter for the NBC affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska.
“We are excited to have Donna join the News One Now team as we prepare for a fall launch,” remarked D’Angela Proctor, TV One SVP Programming and Production. “The diversity of her production background makes her an ideal fit for a multiplatform daily news format and we know Donna will ensure all facets will come together in order to deliver on the News One Now vision.”
Ms. Wilson received a CINE Golden Eagle Award for the CNN documentary Private Schools, Public Money, received the American Cancer Society/Jim Raglin Media Award for reporting, and a shared Regional Emmy with the NextTV producing team.
News One Now, culled from the third hour of a three-hour radio program to be syndicated on Radio One network stations, will provide viewers with a morning news program that for the first time in history, will offer news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports and culture, from an African American perspective. The morning show, based in Washington, D.C., will feature a broad spectrum of experts, newsmakers and celebrities and heavily incorporate social media throughout the show (#NewsOneNow), allowing for a truly interactive experience. Additionally, the program will implement a “Skype Net” component giving various Radio One hosts a platform to provide daily weigh-ins on News One Now content, as well as inform the audience on hot topics in their respective regions.
A sample of News One Now can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/70797919