Keep it Local Will Originate On the Road Every Day Reflecting different aspects of Portland, Ore., communities.
New Vision CBS affiliate KOIN Portland, Ore. (DMA 22), announced Monday that it will launch a new daily program, Keep it Local. The show is designed to reflect the local color and flair of the Portland area.
Keep it Local will be produced entirely on location and will premiere on Sept. 9 at 4 p.m., leading into KOIN Local 6 News at 5 o’clock.
CBS National News Correspondent Priya David, who has reported for the Early Show and the CBS Evening News, will join KOIN’s team of reporters that will cover the community stories that normally don’t get told on traditional news broadcasts.
“For years, the television industry has steadily moved away from locally produced community based programming even though the demand from local viewers remains high,” said KOIN President-General Manager Tim Perry. “We’re proud to give our viewers a show that truly reflects the heartbeat of their hometown. Local subjects, presented from a local perspective, from local venues, by a team of concerned, experienced and devoted journalists. We’re going on safari every day. This will be a very different viewing experience from a traditional news broadcast,” Perry added.
Anchor Priya David, who before joining CBS News worked at MSNBC and spent three years at KTVU San Francisco, will be joined by the Mike Donahue, who brings more than 40 years of experience covering news in Portland; Jeff Gianola, who has led Portland anchor desks for more than 25 years; Kelley Day, who has been on the air in Portland for more than 15 years; and chief meteorologist Bruce Sussman, who has been a meteorologist for 15 years and tracked Oregon weather for more than 10 years. New to the team is Araksya Karapetyan, who comes to Portland from the CBS affiliate in Idaho Falls.