Sinclair’s The National Desk joins the nighttime news wars, the latest example of a fast-growing trend: local station groups creating national programs and even whole channels to amortize resources, populate new platforms and replace generic syndicated fare with original content.
Meagan O’Halloran returns to Sinclair as main anchor of The National Desk late news. Eugene Ramirez Joins as live desk anchor weeknights at 10 p.m. ET beginning Sept. 27.
The group’s morning show will introduce a late news broadcast at 10 p.m.-midnight ET beginning Sept. 27.
Sinclair’s The National Desk, a three-hour morning news program, debuted today on Sinclair’s 190-plus stations. Promising commentary-free news coverage from both local and national perspectives, the program is based out of WJLA’s studios in Washington.
It will highlight the latest and most pressing news of the day in real time for viewers across the country and will be available across Sinclair broadcast, digital and over-the-top platforms.