KTVU Expanding News in January 2011

Cox's San Francisco Fox affiliate will start its weekday KTVU Channel 2 Morning News 30 minutes earlier at 4:30 starting in January. It's also adding a two-hour broadcast on Saturday and Sunday.

Beginning in January, Cox Media Group’s Fox affiliate KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6) will begin its KTVU Channel 2 Morning News 30 minutes earlier each weekday at 4:30 a.m. In addition, the station will also launch a Saturday and Sunday early morning newscast from 7 to 9 a.m.

“At a time when television stations across the country have been cutting back on their news, KTVU is excited and proud to be dedicating more airtime to local news,” said KTVU VP-GM Tim McVay.

The KTVU Channel 2 Morning News will be anchored by Pam Cook along with meteorologist Steve Paulson and traffic reporter Sal Castaneda.

“Lifestyles change and Bay Area viewers are getting up earlier to start their day. We want to make sure that KTVU is there for them with local news, weather and traffic,” said KTVU News Director Ed Chapuis.

The expansion means KTVU will provide Bay Area television viewers with over 47 hours each week of live newscasts.

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