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Stephen Arnold Music Creates Bold Theme for NewsNation’s Newly-Launched “Cuomo”

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DALLAS—October 17, 2022— Stephen Arnold Music created a bold, modern theme for Cuomo, the new primetime news show hosted by multi-award-winning broadcast journalist Chris Cuomo. Airing weekdays in primetime from 8-9pm ET/7-8pm CT on NewsNation, the show examines the day’s most important news stories from all angles.

The infectious theme celebrates Chris Cuomo’s highly anticipated return to cable news. It employs drums, guitars and bass in a distinctive groove blending rock, punk and blues. Stephen Arnold Music Creative Director Chad Cook calls it edgy, hip and relatable and says it was inspired by Chris Cuomo’s larger-than-life personality.  “Chris Cuomo exudes style and confidence,” Cook says. “The music has a similar feel. It’s unconventional. It’s got attitude, energy and purpose.”

Cuomo NewsNation Theme by Stephen Arnold Music

“The music for Cuomo brings a new vibe and energy to the whole network,” adds Jonathan Killian, NewsNation Vice President, Creative Marketing and Brand Communications. “It’s bold, upbeat and memorable.” Stephen Arnold Music created two versions of the track, a main signature theme and a more serious rendering for heavy news days. It also created a package of transition, interstitials and promos tracks based on the theme.

Stephen Arnold Music has an ongoing relationship with NewsNation dating to the launch of its primetime newscast in 2020. The studio has produced original music for network promos and themes for several shows including Morning in America, Dan Abrams Live and Banfield. “It’s always a pleasure to work with Jonathan Killian and his creative team, Mark Wright, Renee Cullen, Siena Esposito, John Spiwak and Joseph Turner,” says Cook.

About Stephen Arnold Music

Often referred to as the most-heard, least-known composers in the world, Stephen Arnold Music’s creativity is experienced every day in more than 500 million homes worldwide.  Based in Dallas, Texas, with additional studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The World Leader In Sonic Branding® has more than 25 years of success delivering impactful, brand-defining music that makes a difference for today’s top broadcast networks, cable channels, television stations, digital media outlets, production companies, corporations and advertising agencies.  With multiple Emmys, Addys and Promax Gold awards to their credit, Stephen Arnold Music’s specialized approach and commitment to the power of sonic branding, state-of-the-art production and unparalleled customer service is at the core of its promise. Stephen Arnold Music continues to set the creative bar in a highly competitive content landscape. For more information, please visit

About NewsNation

NewsNation is a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television households across the United States. Formerly known as WGN America, the network is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST). NewsNation is America’s source for unbiased news, where engaged citizens get news that represents the full range of perspectives across the country. The network draws on the local market, regional and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,500 local journalists in 110 local newsrooms across the country. NewsNation is available across a variety of cable and satellite providers, streaming platforms, online, and on the NewsNationNow app.


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