Randi Rousseau and Scott Walker will anchor a one-hour newscast on Hearst’s New Orleans NBC affiliate. It will follow Dr. Oz and Ellen at 2 and 3 p.m., respectively. Also this fall, Judge Judy moves to noon.
Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WDSU New Orleans (DMA 53) announced today that it will launch the area’s only 4 p.m. newscast On Sept. 14.
NewsChannel 6 at 4:00 will air each weekday and will be anchored by Randi Rousseau and Scott Walker, a Metairie native who is returning home to join the WDSU news team. The hour-long newscast will follow The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which will move from
the Monday through Friday 10 a.m. slot to air weekdays on WDSU at 3 p.m. A new
syndicated program, Dr. Oz, will debut in the fall at 2 p.m.
The stations says the new 4 o’clock hour of news will put an emphasis on late-breaking news and original content from New Orleans, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and beyond. Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr will present up-to-the-minute weather information throughout the broadcast, which will also include frequent updates from WDSU’s “Timesaver Traffic” unit.
Rousseau, a Ponchatoula native and graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, will anchor the new broadcast while maintaining her current role as traffic specialist on NewsChannel 6 This Morning. In addition to his 4 p.m. responsibilities, Walker will join WDSU anchor Camille Whitworth on NewsChannel 6 at 5:00.
Also this fall, Judge Judy will move to a new time period — weekdays at noon.