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.

DMA 85

WSYR Syracuse Adds 4 P.M. Newscast

The Nexstar ABC affiliate’s new broadcast will debut on Sept. 15 and be anchored by Carrie Lazarus.

DMA 3

WGN Chicago To Add 4 P.M. Newscast

The busiest television newsroom in Chicago is about to get busier. Tribune’s CW affiliate WGN, which leads the market in producing 54 hours of local news each week, plans to add another hour of news — from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday — starting in September.

DMA 46

WGHP Greensboro Adding 4 P.M. Newscast

Tribune Broadcasting-owned Fox affiliate WGHP Greensboro, N.C. (DMA 46), today announced that on April 21 it will launch the Fox8 4:00 pm News. Following the success of its recently expanded noon and 6 p.m. newscasts, WGHP adds another hour of locally produced news coverage, upping the total to 10.5 hours of content every weekday. “The […]

DMA 14

WFLA Tampa Launches 4 P.M. Newscast

The Media General NBC affiliate will debut the hour-long broadcast on Aug. 26, anchored by Stacie Schaible.

DMA 19 (ORLANDO, FL)

WFTV Extends 4 P.M. News To An Hour

In June, the Orlando, Fla., ABC affiliate added a half-hour 4 p.m. newscast anchored by Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt. That newscast will now run one hour, the ABC affiliate announced Friday.

DMA 5 (DALLAS)

WFAA Preparing To Launch 4 P.M. Newscast

After two years of resistance, Belo’s Dallas ABC affiliate is hiring staffers for its first 4 p.m. local news. Sources say the newscast tentatively will launch in September and will likely have a single anchor rather than the co-anchor format used by competitors KXAS (NBC) and KTVT (CBS) for their 4 p.m. news editions.

DMA 19

WFTV Orlando Adding 4 P.M. News June 10

The Cox Media ABC affiliate will replace Dr. Oz with a half-hour newscast anchored by Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt followed by the syndicated Family Feud.

DMA 18

WJW Cleveland Adding 4 P.M. Newscast

Cleveland Fox affiliate WJW will be adding a 4 p.m. newscast this fall to its already news-heavy programming day. And the first person announced for this newscast is meteorologist Melissa Mack, who worked at the station from 2006 to 2009.

DMA 31

KSHB Kansas City Launching 4 P.M. Newscast

The Scripps-owned NBC affiliate is adding a 30-minute newscast beginning April 8, meaning there will be 90 minutes of local news leading up to the network news at 5:30 p.m.

DMA 114 (SPRINGFIELD-HOLYOKE, MA)

WSHM Intros Expanded 4 P.M. Newscast

The Meredith-owned CBS affiliate in Springfield, Mass., adds a half hour to its afternoon newscast.

DMA 25

WCNC Charlotte To Launch 4 P.M. Newscast

The Belo-owned NBC affiliate will debut a new 4 p.m. news hour late this month featuring longtime anchor Sonja Gantt. NewsChannel 36 at 4:00 will mix traditional coverage with features on health, finance, real estate and social media, the station says.

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Post-‘Oprah’ Newscasts: So Far, So Good

Most of the seven top-25 stations that filled the 4 p.m. time period left by Oprah‘s departure with local newscasts report they’re pleased with their performance so far in this new TV season. Three are holding their top positions in household ratings, and at least two more are leading their markets in key demos. Here’s a first look at how the newscasts are doing.

DMA 102

WTAJ Johnstown Sets Hour News At 4 P.M.

Nexstar’s CBS affiliate will debut a one-hour weekday newscast on Sept. 12 that will feature a fully interactive platform to connect with viewers.

DMA 52

WVUE New Orleans To Debut 4 P.M. News

New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE will introduce a 4 p.m. weekday newscast, to launch Sept. 12. Nancy Parker and Kim Holden will anchor the new hour. Bob Breck will do weather. Jennifer Hale, moving from morning newscasts, will do sports.

DMA 55 (FRESNO, CALIF.)

KFSN To Replace ‘Oprah’ With Newscast

ABC affiliate KFSN will become the second station in the market to broadcast a 4 p.m. newscast when on Sept. 12 it launches Action News Live at Four in place of Oprah. The newscast will go head to head with We are Fresno: Live on NBC affil KSEE.

DMA 10

KHOU Houston Adding 4 P.M. Newscast

The Belo CBS affiliate will launch the new afternoon newscast on Aug. 1 with anchor Len Cannon and weather with Chita Johnson.