|Genre||Political news and commentary|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||The Hill , Nexstar Media Group|
|Original release||June 13, 2018 –|
The Hill's Rising (or simply Rising) is an American daily news and opinion web series produced by Washington, D.C. political newspaper The Hill. The series is available on The Hill's website and YouTube. Its format has historically included a balance of political views from the right & left, often with populist themes. Recently, the format has changed to include three hosts.
Gradually gaining popularity on YouTube throughout 2019 and 2020, the show's longest-serving hosts were Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, until their departure in May 2021. Since then, the permanent hosts are journalist Ryan Grim and commentator Kim Iversen. Temporary hosts in the third position have included Emily Jashinsky, Colin Rogero, Emily Miller, Robby Soave, Alyssa Farah and Rachel Bovard.
Rising features commentary and analysis of political news and current events, in-studio interviews with politicians, campaign staff and surrogates, political advisors and strategists, and members of the news media. When Ball & Enjeti hosted, the show presented a synthesis of populist left and populist right viewpoints.
Rising typically produces five episode a week, Monday-Friday. There are usually about eight pre-taped segments per episode. Each host presents a "radar" segment which analyze current events and present commentary in a monologue format, usually organized into three or four bullet-points. This is followed by an open discussion.
In 2018, The Hill announced Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton as presenters of a new slate of original programming to be produced by John Solomon. Rising launched in June 2018 as Rising with Krystal & Buck; with Buck Sexton as co-host until June 2019, when Saagar Enjeti replaced Sexton. Ball was slated as the "progressive co-host on a morning show with a conservative co-host".
As of October 2020[update], the Hill's channel averaged 1.48 million views per day on YouTube, and has around 1.2 million subscribers. Enjeti and Ball also co-authored a book, The Populist's Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left Are Rising.
2021 host changes
In May 2021, Ball and Enjeti announced they were departing in order to release their own independent project, Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar. They were temporarily replaced with Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky. In July, Kim Iversen took over from Jashinsky, who said on Twitter that she had never intended to do Rising full time. The permanent hosts of the show are now Ryan Grim (represents left-leaning political ideologies) and Kim Iverson (who represents right-leaning ideologies). The third panelist tends to be a more centrist figure, with the position rotating among a select group of previously featured journalists. The most reoccurring panelist has been Robby Soave.
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- Berkowitz, Joe (June 12, 2021). "Why 'Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar' became the number-one political podcast in a week". Fast Company. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
- Kim Iversen (July 29, 2021). "Kim Iversen LIVE: What Was I Doing On CORPORATE Media?!! And More". Retrieved August 27, 2021.
- Jashinsky, Emily [@emilyjashinsky] (August 2, 2021). "Love the team at Rising but I've decided to stop subbing in. I agreed to host temporarily after choosing in May not to do the show full time. We had fun. Now I have to get back to writing. I love the show @krystalball and @esaagar built and am stoked @ryangrim is back this week" (Tweet). Retrieved August 26, 2021 – via Twitter.