Rising (news show)

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Rising with Krystal & Saagar logo.png
Logo used when Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti hosted the show
Also known asRising with Ryan & Emily
GenrePolitical news and commentary
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Running time30 minutes
Production companyThe Hill
Original releaseJune 13, 2018 (2018-06-13) –
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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 Hill.TV platform and YouTube. Its format includes one populist left anchor and one populist right anchor, who give views from both sides of the political spectrum.

Gradually gaining popularity on YouTube throughout 2019 and 2020, the show's longest-serving hosts were Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, until May 2021. Since June 2021 the intern hosts are commentators Ryan Grim, Colin Rogero and Emily Jashinsky, who give left-wing and right-wing viewpoints, respectively.


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, and occasional live-analysis segments.

The "What's On Your Radar" segments serve as each episode's anchor. The hosts 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.


Logo used when Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball hosted the show

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 Enjeti replaced Sexton. Ball was slated as the "progressive co-host on a morning show with a conservative co-host".[1] Rising was launched in June 2018 with Buck Sexton serving as the conservative counterpart to Ball.

As of October 2020, the Hill's channel averaged 1.48 million views per day on YouTube,[2][3] 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.[4][5]

2021 host change[edit]

In May 2021, both Ball and Enjeti announced that they were leaving the show in order to release their own independent project – titled Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar.[6][7] They were later replaced with Ryan Grim, Colin Rogero and Emily Jashinsky, who previously were regular substitutes when Krystal or Saagar were off.


  1. ^ "Krystal Ball, Jamal Simmons Join The Hill" (Press release). PR Newswire. January 31, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "The Hill's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile) - Social Blade Stats". web.archive.org. October 1, 2020. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  3. ^ Halper, Evan (December 12, 2019). "No #Bernieblackout here: Sanders rides a surge of alternative media". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Hartmann, Thom (February 3, 2020). "Will 2020 Election Be A Story of Populism?". Free Speech TV. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  5. ^ "The Populist's Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left are Rising". Strong Arm Press. January 7, 2020. ISBN 9781947492455. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "The fall of Rising". The Spectator World. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  7. ^ 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.

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