As Al Jazeera America’s flagship program, America Tonight is a showcase for thought-provoking and insightful in-depth reporting and programming. Our mission is to tell urgent, important and underreported stories with the quality, depth and time they deserve.
Hosted by veteran journalist Joie Chen, America Tonight draws upon the reporting of its six award-winning correspondents, the global newsgathering resources of Al Jazeera Media Network’s 12 bureaus in the United States and more than 70 bureaus around the world, and will feature work from the Al Jazeera America investigative team.
Broadcast from a new, state-of-the-art studio located at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the show airs Monday to Friday from 9-10 p.m. EST.
A veteran network anchor, Chen previously was a D.C.-based correspondent for CBS News, reporting from the White House, Capitol Hill and other D.C. beats for all of the network’s programming. She was also a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, and received an Emmy for her coverage of the D.C. sniper attacks. Prior to her work at CBS, she was an anchor at CNN and CNN International covering world affairs and domestic issues, and reported for USA Today on TV.
The show will also feature reports from special correspondent Soledad O’Brien, an award-winning documentarian and one of America’s most-recognizable journalists. O’Brien launched Starfish Media Group and created the acclaimed documentary series “Black in America” and “Latino in America.” Her documentary work and breaking news coverage with CNN earned major honors including Peabody, duPont-Columbia and CINE awards.
The show’s six correspondents all bring years of experience reporting on some of America’s most pressing issues: