DMA 3: CHICAGO

WFLD Chicago To Debut ‘First At Four’

The new hour-long, weekday 4 p.m. newscast debuts Aug. 3 with anchors Anthony Ponce and Sally Schulze.

DMA 56: PROVIDENCE, RI

WLNE Providence Launches 4 P.M. News

Today, Standard Media Group’s ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 56), is debuting what it calls “Southern New England’s only local 4 p.m. news program,” First at Four with Alana Cerrone. “We are delighted to add First at Four with Alana Cerrone to our news programming, said Tina Castano, general manager. “With the COVID-19 pandemic […]

DMA 7: HOUSTON

KPRC Expands 4 P.M. Newscast To One Hour

Graham Media’s NBC affiliate KPRC Houston (DMA 7) has expanded its KPRC 2 News at 4 p.m., anchored by Keith Garvin and Christine Noël, to one full hour starting Monday, Sept. 23. The extended newscast will leadoff a two-and-a-half hour news block with KPRC 2 News at 4, KPRC 2 News at 5, NBC Nightly […]

DMA 22: PORTLAND, OR

KPTV Portland Adds 4 P.M. Newscast

The 4 O’clock News debuts Monday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. The hour-long broadcast features anchors, Wayne Garcia and Nora Hart, and weather from Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen.

DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Announces 4 P.M. News Expansion

With the new broadcast that will launch this fall, Nexstar’s Indianapolis CW affil will provide 75 hours of local news and programming per week.

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WTTG To Introduce 4 P.M. News Broadcast

Fox-owned WTTG Washington will debut an hour-long 4 p.m. newscast this spring. With this addition, WTTG and co-owned WDCA will broadcast 13.5 hours of locally produced news and entertainment programming each weekday, and 78.5 hours each week, which, the stations say, is more than any other station in the market. In making the announcement, VP-GM […]

DMA 63: LEXINGTON, KY

WLEX To Drop Its 4 p.m. Newscast

Cordillera Communications’s NBC affiliate WLEX Lexington, Ky., is doing away with its 4 p.m. newscast and replacing it with the syndicated Canadian lifestyle series Cityline.

DMA 64

WDTN Dayton To Roll Out 4 P.M. Newscast

Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate WDTN Dayton, Ohio (DMA 64) is expanding its weekday local programming with the launch of 2 News First at 4, what it calls “the Miami Valley’s first and only 4 p.m. local newscast,” beginning Monday, Sept. 11. The hour-long program will kick-off the station’s evening news block, airing Monday through Friday  at 4 p.m. […]

DMA 47

WJXT Jacksonville To Add 4 P.M. Newscast

Graham Media Group’s independent WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47), will launch the market’s first 4 p.m. daily newscast, News4JAX at 4pm, on-air and livestreaming on all platforms starting Jan. 23. The half hour newscast will be followed by Inside Edition at 4:30. “Jacksonville is a passionate local news town,” said Bob Ellis, VP-GM. “The people that live here want to know […]

DMA 9: BOSTON

WCVB To Launch ‘Newscenter 5 At 4’ Nov. 9

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 9) will launch a 4 p.m. newscast, NewsCenter 5 at 4, beginning the week of Nov. 7. NewsCenter 5 at 4 will replace Inside Edition, which will move to 4:30 p.m., and will be followed by NewsCenter 5 at 5.  The new NewsCenter 5 at 4 will following Ellen at 3 […]

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WSNS To Add 4 P.M. Weekday Newscast

Telemundo’s Chicago outlet will debut the new broadcast on Sept. 26 with Anabel Monge and Alfonso Gutierrez as co-anchors.

 

DMA 17: DENVER

KDEN Launches New Weekday News Next Week

Telemundo-owned KDEN Denver (DMA 17) will introduce a new half-hour weekday newscast on Monday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m.  Carlos Rausseo and Pamela Padilla will co-anchor Noticiero Telemundo Denver a las 4 PM.  “As a local television station, we have a responsibility of keeping our Spanish-language viewers informed with the local news and information they need […]

DMA 45: BIRMINGHAM, AL

WBRC To Debut Weekday 4 P.M, Newscast

With the Sept. 12 introduction of the hour-long The Four, the Raycom Fox affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., will be producing nearly 60 of local news a week.

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WMAQ Debuts 4 P.M. Newscast Today

Monday marks the start of a 4 p.m. weekday newscast on NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago, increasing NBC 5’s output to 41 hours of local news each week. Marion Brooks will anchor the additional half-hour, with co-anchor duties shared by Rob Stafford and Dick Johnson (similar to the lineup for the 4:30 p.m. newscast).

MARKET SHARE (DMA 33: KANSAS CITY)

A National Murrow For KMBC’s Manhunt Coverage

MARKET SHARE (DMA 8: BOSTON)

WFXT Uses ‘PromoGrams’ To Promote 4 P.M. News

DMA 8

WFXT Boston To Add 4 P.M. Newscast

Cox-owned WFXT Boston (DMA 8) is set to launch Fox25 News at 4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, April 25. Elizabeth Hopkins and Blair Miller will co-anchor the weekday newscast with Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz. The additional hour of news gives WFXT a three-hour block of local news coverage from 4 to 7 p.m. “The addition of […]

DMA 33: KANSAS CITY

KMBC Introducing An Hour Of News At 4 P.M.

The new newscast debuts on April 25 and will bring the Hearst ABC affil in Kansas City’s local news coverage to 51 hours a week.

 

DMA 8

WFXT Boston To Launch 4 P.M. Newscast

The Cox-owned Fox affiliate will introduce a 4 o’clock newscast starting in mid-April. The new broadcast will be anchored by Blair Miller and Elizabeth Hopkins, with chief meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz on weather.

DMA 1: NEW YORK

Stefan Holt Joins WNBC’s 4 P.M. News

NBC-owned WNBC New York today named Stefan Holt co-anchor of its soon-to-be launched 4 p.m. newscast. Holt joins WNBC from WMAQ, NBC’s Chicago O&O, where he currently co-anchors the station’s weekday morning and midday newscasts. Along with three other NBC-owned stations, WNBC said last month that it will be adding an hour-long 4 p.m. newscast […]

DMA 53

WIVB Buffalo Adding 4 P.M. Newscast

WIVB Buffalo, N.Y., News Director Scott Levy has confirmed that the Media General-owned CBS affiliate is planning to start a 4 p.m. newscast by the end of March.

DMAS 1,2, 16 & 30

Four NBC O&Os To Launch 4 P.M. News

NBC Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Hartford, Conn., will debut hour-long 4 p.m. newscasts in May.

DMA 20: SACRAMENTO, CA

KCRA To Launch Weekday 4 P.M. Newscast

Beginning Monday, Jan. 25, the one-hour newscast will be anchored by Lisa Gonzales and Brian Heap, with weather delivered by KCRA meteorologist Eileen Javora. 

NBC O&Os Said Planning 4 P.M. Newscasts

A number of NBC O&O’s are said to be looking into launching a 4 p.m. newscast. You see the earlier news popping up in more and more markets and it is happening lately because of all the political ad dollars in play.

DMA 10

KHOU Houston Expands 4 P.M. Newscast

Tegna-owned CBS affiliate KHOU Houston (DMA 10), is expanding KHOU 11 News at 4 p.m. to one hour beginning Sept. 14. Beyond news, weather and sports coverage, the program will bring back popular segments such as Len at Work, and provide expanded focus on important issues of the day. “We’ll be looking to our viewers […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 28: SAN DIEGO)

KGTV Launches New Newscast, ‘The Now San Diego’

DMA 131

WECT Wilmington Adding 4 P.M. News

The new First at Four debuts Monday, Sept. 14, on the Raycom NBC affiliate. Ashlea Kosikowski will anchor.

DMA 28

KGTV San Diego To Launch 4 P.M. Local News

The Now San Diego debuts Sept. 14 and will feature anchors Ariel Wesler and Anne State, with meteorologist Angelica Campos.

DMA 18 (ORLANDO, FL)

WKMG To Add 4 P.M. Newscast On Sept. 7

KTVU NEWS EXPANDS IN A.M., ADDS 4 P.M.

KTVU News Expands In A.M., Adds 4 P.M.

With these two moves, the Fox O&O in San Francisco-Oakland adds 7.5 hours of local news per week.

DMA 27

WRTV Indianapolis To Add 4 P.M. Newscast

The Scripps-owned ABC affiliate will introduce The Now, a one-hour local news broadcast, on April 20. The new show, says News Director Terri Cope-Walton, “will be a different kind of newscast for viewers in this market. It will be a little less buttoned-up than traditional newscasts.”

DMA 35

WDJT Milwaukee Beefs Up News Schedule

Weigel Broadcasting’s Milwaukee CBS affiliate is expanding its news footprint, adding weekday newscasts at 4 p.m. and an hour of local news Sunday mornings.

DMA 28

XETV San Diego Adding 4 P.M. Newscast

DMA 25 (RALEIGH, NC)

WRAL Adding Afternoon Newscast On WRAZ

Beginning Jan. 12, the Capitol Broadcasting CBS affil, WRAL, will produce a 4 p.m. newscast on its sister Fox affiliate.

DMA 26 (BALTIMORE)

WBFF To Launch 4 P.M. News, Weather Ch.

The Sinclair-owned Baltimore Fox affiliate will launch a 4 p.m. weekday newscast starting Jan. 12, Bill Fanshawe, the station’s general manager, confirmed today. Fanshawe also confirmed that WBFF is going to launch a 24/7 digital weather channel in conjunction with Weather Nation perhaps as soon as next week.

DMA 37 (GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG, SC-ASHEVILLE, NC)

WHNS Adds ‘The Four O’Clock News’

 Meredith’s Fox affiliate in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., will debut the new broadcast on Oct. 20.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WFLD Readying News-Talk Hybrid For 4 P.M.

Mum’s the word, but rehearsals have been underway for weeks at Fox’s Chicago O&O on a hybrid news-and-talk show set to air at 4 p.m. weekdays. Tentatively titled Studio 32, it’ll be fronted by Jeff Herndon and Dawn Hasbrouck, who already anchor Fox 32’s 9 p.m. newscast.

DMA 45 (BIRMINGHAM, AL)

WVTM Launching 4 P.M. Weekday Newscast

DMA 36 (SAN ANTONIO, TX)

KSAT Drops One Newscast, Adds Another

DMA 75 (OMAHA, NE)

KMTV Expands 4 P.M. News To One Hour

The expanded weekday newscast launches Aug. 25. In addition, the station names Phil Aldridge its new sports director.