United Communications Corp.’s CBS affiliate WWNY Watertown, N.Y. (DMA 178), said today it will launch a 5 p.m. newscast First at 5 in early 2018. The new broadcast will air live weekdays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and will be produced and anchored by veteran newsman John Moore. “Our news expansion demonstrates our commitment not only […]
Telemundo-owned WWSI Philadelphia (DMA 4) will introduce a new half-hour weekday newscast on Monday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. Iris Delgado will anchor Noticiero Telemundo62 a las 5 PM. “We are thrilled that Iris Delgado will lead our 5 p.m. newscast,” said Ric Harris, the station’s president-GM. “We also look forward to expanding our coverage for our […]
On the heels of NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago announcing the launch of a 4 p.m. Monday-through-Friday newscast comes word that Fox-owned WFLD is ready to pull the trigger on a 5 p.m. weekday newscast. It’s been talked about for years, but insiders say it finally will happen this summer.
The Grand Rapids, Mich., ABC affil will debut the broadcast on Sept. 8. Juliet Dragos and Nick LaFave will co-anchor.
The new broadcast will debut July 12 on the Tribune-owned Chicago CW affiliate.
ABC affiliate WJCL Savannah, Ga. (DMA 92) is again expanding its local news, adding weekday broadcasts at 5 and 5:30 p.m. The station is owned by LIN Media, which in March entered into a $1.6 billionmerger with Media General. Before that deal can close, the companies will have to sell or swap stations in five […]
The new broadcast will debut on the Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in West Virginia on Jan. 13. Judge Judy will move to the 4-5 p.m. timeslot.
Fox25 News at 5:00 will debut in Boston on Oct. 7 and will be anchored by Maria Stephanos, Mark Ockerbloom and Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz.
Starting Sept. 9, The Hearst-owned ABC affiliate will offer a 5 p.m. broadcast. It will include anchor Tracy Sabol and meteorologist Roger Griswold.
Beginning June 18, the CBS affiliate will scrap its 4 p.m. We Are Austin Live show and, at the same time, revive its 5 p.m. newscast, which was nixed about three years ago.
The early news in Charm City is going to get more competitive starting April 9 when Sinclair’s Fox affiliate introduces a newscast at 5 p.m. anchored by the station’s first-string team of Jeff Barnd and Jennifer Gilbert.
The Los Angeles Fox O&O begins its new hour weekday broadcast on Monday, Sept. 12.
Tribune’s CW affiliate jumps into New York’s 5 p.m. news race next Monday, and the folks there aren’t shooting for the entire audience in the hour — just a piece of it. That’s because, given the competition, a small piece will give the station a respectable performance in a tough time slot.
Tribune’s New York CW affiliate is expanding its weekday news coverage by adding a 5 p.m. newscast starting in early September. A source says the new, one-hour broadcast will target women.