The Hubbard independent in Minneapolis will debut a 30-minute 9 p.m. newscast as well as two hours in the morning starting at 7 a.m. beginning July 13. Megan Newquist will anchor the 9 p.m. newscast.
Hubbard Broadcasting independent KSTC Minneapolis (DMA 15) is adding local news to its broadcast schedule. Beginning Monday, July 13, Channel 45 Local News at 9pm will debut as a 30-minute newscast.
Also that day, Channel 45 Local News Mornings will debut at 7 a.m. This newscast will feature local news, weather and traffic reports and will run until 9 a.m.
“Channel 45 is looking forward to providing local news to our viewers” said Susan Wenz, KSTC station manager. “With high-profile sports and great syndicated programming, the addition of news is a natural progression for our station.”
Relying on the resources of co-owned KSTP and a dedicated staff focused on the KSTC news product, Channel 45 Local News will debut in high definition.
Megan Newquist will anchor the 9 p.m. newscast. She joins the station from WTVQ Lexington, Ky. Dave Dahl will serve as meteorologist.
Channel 45 Local News Mornings will look familiar to viewers of KSTP’s 5 Eyewitness News Mornings. At 7 a.m., Vineeta Sawkar, Art Barron, Rebekah Wood, Patrick Hammer and Rusty Gatenby will move to the KSTC news desk for two more hours of local news, weather and traffic.