DMA 136

KOMU Columbia Revamps ‘KOMU 8 News Today’

University of Missouri-owned NBC affiliate KOMU Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. (DMA 136) is overhauling its morning newscast with a “focus on immediacy.” Starting Monday, KOMU 8 News Today will feature a “Right Now Desk” anchored by Angie Bailey. Bailey will be monitoring multiple live news feeds, social media and real-time traffic to provide the latest developments […]

DMA 26: BALTIMORE

WBFF To Start Morning News 30 Minutes Earlier

DMA 34: SALT LAKE CITY

KSTU Expands Its Morning Newscast

Entravision Cancels A.M. Newscasts

Entravision continues its downsizing of news operations. It has now canceled the morning newscasts in all of its stations across the country, laying off most of the talent. Buenos Días DC, Despierta San Diego, Despierta El Paso and Alegre Despertar in McAllen, Texas, are among the morning shows affected.

DMA 27

WISH Indianapolis Expands Its Morning News

Beginning July 13, Media General’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27) will expand its Daybreak newscast to five hours per day, airing from 4 to 9 a.m. “Mornings are the fastest growing news daypart, and one of the most important times of a day for viewers,” said Les Vann, WISH president-GM.  “This additional expansion allows […]

KMEX To Debut New Morning Show In June

On A Primera Hora, Gabriela Teissier, Cecilia Bogran, Annabelle Sedano, Alejandro Mendoza and Ericka Flores will deliver information on lifestyle, culture, entertainment, technology, news, community affairs, traffic and weather beginning June 1 at 5 a.m.

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.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 15: MINNEAPOLIS)

WCCO’s Clever Promo Launches 9 A.M. Newscast

DMA 31 (KANSAS CITY)

KMCI Adds Weekday Morning Newscast

New 7 a.m. hour-long broadcast to be produced by sister station KSHB. 

DMA 13

WFTS Tampa Expands Morning Newscasts

On Monday, Jan. 12, Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WFTS Tampa, Fla. (DMA 13), will expand its morning newscast. The addition of ABC Action News at 4:30 a.m. and ABC Action News at 9 a.m. will create a morning block of local news, weather and traffic, plus national news. The new morning lineup will be: 4:30-7 a.m. […]

DMA 1

WLNY New York Cancels Morning Newscast

DMA 70

KWBA Tucson To Launch New Morning Newscast

Starting Monday, April 21, Good Morning Tucson Extra will premiere on Journal Broadcast Group’s CW affiliate KWBA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 70). The new program will air from 7 to 8 a.m. on weekdays as an extension of Good Morning Tucson, which airs from 5 to 7 a.m. on co-owned ABC affiliate KGUN. KWBA also airs […]

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Locals Beating Nets In Top 3 Markets In A.M.

With a formula that includes personality, news, localism, as well as some fun, morning newscasts on Fox’s WNYW New York and Tribune’s KTLA Los Angeles and WGN Chicago are giving the network morning shows serious competition. WNYW New York’s team of Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto eeked out a 25-54 demo win over ABC’s Good Morning America in March.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WGN May Give Another Hour To A.M. News

Fans of Chicago’s WGN Morning News anchors Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten and the rest of the madcap morning gang may get to enjoy them for an hour longer — from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday-Friday. Nothing is official, but insiders say that’s the most likely scenario this fall when the syndicated Live with Kelly & Michael leaves the Tribune Broadcasting station. In one form or another, the show has been airing in the 9 a.m. slot on WGN for more than a decade.

DMA 11

WWJ Detroit Dropping Local Morning News

The CBS O&O is ending its two-hour First Forecast Mornings. The Dec. 28 5-7 a.m. broadcast will be its last.

Morning Network TV’s Tabloid Turn

As CBS goes serious for sunrise, stars at rival networks grumble about the fluffy fare.

CORRECTION

WTIC Revamps Morning News Schedule

Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Hartford, Conn., will run its A.M. news block from 4:30 to 10 beginning Sept. 26, while dropping its 11 a.m. newscast. Editor’s note: TVNewCheck reported this yesterday, misidentified WTIC as WCCT, Tribune’s co-owned CW affiliate in the market, and said in the headline that the block started at 5 a.m. We regret the mistakes.