KTLA Los Angles Plans 5 P.M. Weekday Newscast

Nexstar’s CW affiliate in L.A. will debut the weekday broadcast next month. It will be anchored by Pedro Rivera and Cher Calvin along with meteorologist Vera Jimenez.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 48: LOUISVILLE, KY

WDRB Adding Hour Newscast Weekdays At 5

DMA 178

WWNY Watertown To Expand News In 2018

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 […]

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WWSI Launches New Weekday News Next Week

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 […]

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WFLD To Debut 5 P.M. News On July 5

DMA 3

WFLD Chicago Finalizing 5 P.M. News Plans

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.

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM To Launch 5 P.M. Newscast

The Grand Rapids, Mich., ABC affil will debut the broadcast on Sept. 8. Juliet Dragos and Nick LaFave will co-anchor.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WGN Adding 5 P.M. Weekend Newscast

The new broadcast will debut July 12 on the Tribune-owned Chicago CW affiliate.

DMA 92

WJCL Savannah Adds News At 5 And 5:30 P.M.

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 […]

DMA 65

WCHS Charleston Launches 5 P.M. Newscast

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.

DMA 7 (BOSTON)

WFXT Adding An Hour Of News At 5 P.M.

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.

DMA 80 (PORTLAND, ME)

WMTW Portland Adding 5 P.M. Newscast

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.

DMA 47

KEYE Austin Bringing Back 5 P.M. Newscast

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.

DMA 27

WBFF Baltimore To Add 5 P.M. Newscast

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.

DMA 2

KTTV Poised To Launch 5 P.M. Newscast

The Los Angeles Fox O&O begins its new hour weekday broadcast on Monday, Sept. 12.

DMA 1

WPIX New York To Enter 5 P.M. News Race

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.

DMA 1

WPIX To Debut 5 P.M. Newcast In September

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.