DMA 24: PITTSBURGH

WTAE Expands Its Noon News To A Full Hour

Its Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 at Noon gets an extra 30 minutes beginning Jan. 13. The newscast will be anchored by Kelly Sasso and meteorologist Ashley Dougherty.

DMA 51: NEW ORLEANS

‘WDSU News at Noon’ Premieres Sept. 3

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WDSU will premiere WDSU News at Noon on Monday, Sept. 3. “WDSU continuously looks for new ways to improve our delivery of news to our viewers, on all of our platforms,” said WDSU President-GM Joel Vilmenay. “The noon news expansion allows our viewers more opportunities to receive the news of the day at times […]

DMA 21: ST. LOUIS

KSDK St. Louis Drops Noon Newscast

Fans of the noon newscast on Tegna’s NBC affiliate in St. Louis, KSDK — which apparently there were not enough of — will have to make do without that show from here on out. The 30-minute broadcast, with Ryan Dean anchoring and Anthony Slaughter serving up the weather, was discontinued on Monday because of poor ratings.

DMA 63: LEXINGTON, KY

WTVQ Remakes Its Midday Newscast

DMA 32: SAN ANTONIO, TX

WOAI To Launch Noon Newscast In January

Sinclair’s NBC affiliate WOAI will join San Antonio, Texas, competitors KSAT and KENS and deliver local, national and weather news at noon. The new 30-minute broadcast will begin Jan.25, 2016.

DMA 49: LOUISVILLE, KY

WDRB Expands Midday News To Full Hour

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, Block Communications-owned Fox affiliate WDRB Louisville, Ky. (DMA 49), will add a second half-hour of midday news to its Monday through Friday schedule with the debut of WDRB News at Noon. This will mark the first expansion of WDRB’s midday news product since the premiere of WDRB News at 11:30 in […]

DMA 10

KPRC Houston Launches Noon Newscast

DMA 12

WXYZ Moves Noon Newscast Downtown

Starting today at noon, E.W. Scripps Co.’s Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ will broadcast 7 Action News at Noon from a glass-enclosed studio in the Qube building (the former Chase Bank building) in downtown Detroit.

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

WXIA Adds 5 P.M. News, Drops Noon, 7 P.M.

Gannett’s Atlanta NBC affiliate is dropping Dr. Phil at 5 p.m. starting March 2 and bringing back a local newscast at that hour. But Dr. Phil fans shouldn’t despair. The station was already showing repeats of the show at 3 p.m. Now, the first-run editions of his show that had been on at 5 will air at 3. The station is also ending its noon and 7 p.m. news programs.

DMA 67

Noon News Returns To WSLS Roanoke

For the first time in more than four years, WSLS Roanoke, Va., will air news at noon.The Media General NBC affiliate’s noon newscast returns Monday, with Patrick McKee as anchor and Kristina Montuori doing weather. The broadcast will be WSLS’s first weekday noon newscast since March 2010, when the station scrapped the news and debuted Our Blue Ridge, a program that focused primarily on lifestyles, entertainment and community events.

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

Noon News Returning To WGCL Atlanta

The CBS affiliate dropped a noon newscast three years ago. The new broadcast will debut Sept. 15 and will be anchored by Jocelyn Connell, with Jim Loznicka providing weather. At 12:30 p.m., the station will debut Atlanta Unplugged, a local lifestyle show hosted by Parker Wallace.

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Grand Rapids Expands Noon Newscast

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39) will add a half hour to its weekday noon news, extending it to 1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 27. “We are thrilled about expanding this extremely popular newscast,” says Janet Mason, WZZM president- GM. Longtime news anchor Lauren Stanton and meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer will anchor the […]

DMA 46

WGHP Greensboro Expanding Its Newscasts

The North Carolina Fox affiliate is adding a half-hour to both its noon and 6 p.m. broadcasts beginning Feb. 3.

DMA 84 (CHAMPAIGN-SPRINGFIELD-DECATUR, ILL.)

WAND Promotes Anchor, Expands Noon News

NBC affiliate WAND Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Ill. (DMA 84), has promoted Marianne Manko from interim to permanent anchor. According to Tai Takahashi, WAND news director, “Marianne will continue to co-anchor the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts with Sean Streaty. She has done a great job as interim anchor here and has proven herself to be a tremendous […]

DMA 23 (PITTSBURGH)

WPXI Expands Noon News To An Hour

KMIZ COLUMBIA ADDING 9 A.M., NOON NEWS

KMIZ Columbia Adding 9 A.M., Noon News

Beginning Monday, Sept. 2, the News Press & Gazette-owned ABC affiliate in Missouri will increase its weekday news budget. ABC 17 News at 9 AM will be anchored by Krsitie Reeter along with meteorologist Neville Miller. ABC 17 News at Noon will be anchored by Stephanie Schaefer along with meteorologist Justin Abraham. “We are committed […]

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WFLD Expected To Set Noon Anchor Team

DMA 48 (LOUISVILLE, KY)

WAVE Moving Noon News To 11 A.M.

Having suffered through a November sweeps in which its noon newscast was attracting less audience than WLKY, WHAS, Family Feud and the Jerry Springer Show, WAVE GM Ken Selvaggi is making a big change next month. Starting Jan. 9, WAVE’s noon newscast will air at 11 a.m., followed by Extra at 11:30.

DMA 3

WMAQ Chicago To Debut Noon News In Sept.

The NBC O&O’s new half-hour newscast will be anchored by Marion Brooks.

DMA 3

WMAQ Chicago To Launch Noon Newscast

Twenty years after WMAQ Chicago got out of the noon news business, it’s about to get back in. Nothing is official yet, but the NBC-owned station is expected to name Marion Brooks solo anchor of a new newscast to air at noon Monday through Friday, starting soon after Labor Day.

DMA 8

WGCL Adds ‘Better’ Hour, Drops Noon News

The Meredith CBS affiliate in Atlanta will drop its noon newscast this fall but add a 9 a.m. hour to its Better Mornings broadcast. Better Mornings currently airs from 4:30 to 7 a.m., followed by two hours of CBS’s The Early Show. People’s Court is now the network’s 9 a.m. show.