DMA 3: CHICAGO

WFLD Chicago To Debut ‘First At Four’

The new hour-long, weekday 4 p.m. newscast debuts Aug. 3 with anchors Anthony Ponce and Sally Schulze.

Fox-owned WFLD Chicago will launch a new newscast, First at Four, on Aug. 3. The hour-long, weekday newscast will broadcast at 4 p.m. and precede Fox 32 News at 5 p.m. With this addition, the station will produce 10 hours of live, local news each weekday and 55 hours of local news per week.

In making the announcement, WFLD VP-News Director Matt Piacente said: “Chicagoans deserve more than just sound bites to understand the unprecedented news currently affecting them. We will continue to deliver the news of the day, but with deeper explanations and perspectives from our experts, viewers and journalists.”

Anchored by Anthony Ponce and Sally Schulze, First at 4 will be live from the station’s main studio, with Tia Ewing reporting from Studio 32. This newscast will rely on in-depth interviews with experts on critical local and national stories, including the pandemic, protests and upcoming election. Other station franchises, such as “Voice of Change” will be featured within the program when applicable.


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