The new weekend hours on WTVJ Miami is but the latest indication that the NBC O&Os are strengthening their news operations.
NBC Miami today announced the launch of four hours of local weekend news. The NBC Miami Today weekend edition premieres Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 and will air Saturdays at 6-7AM and 9-10AM and Sundays at 6-8AM followed by NBC’s Today show on WTVJ-TV.
NBC Miami Today weekend morning newscasts will be anchored by station veteran anchor/reporter Sharon Lawson. She’s joined by meteorologist Jennifer Reeves (formerly Gray) who previously worked at NBC Miami.
In addition to news of the day and weather, the weekend morning newscasts will cover local events and offer more health and enterprise stories.
The NBC Miami local news expansion is the result of a significant company-wide investment in the 10 NBC-owned stations to further strengthen newsgathering operations. The four hours of new local news programming in Miami follows the launch of an hour-long 5 PM weekday newscast in May.