Christian Nodal and Olga Tanon, two popular Latino musicians, no doubt thought they were reaching core fans when they agreed to give interviews yesterday to Univision’s recently launched Sunday broadcast of Despierta America. But they were also helping the Spanish-language network make inroads in a weekend-morning news war that has grown increasingly competitive.
Beginning this Saturday, Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate WPLG Miami (DMA 16) is adding 30 minutes to its weekend morning news. Local 10 News will now air from 5 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Todd Tongen and Neki Mohan will anchor the newscast, along with meteorologist Jennifer Correa.
Beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 8) will launch an additional hour of news on weekend evenings at 5-6 p.m. entitled NewsCenter 5 at 5 expanding the news block to 5-6:30. Depending on ABC network programming, NewsCenter 5 at 5 will air on either Saturday or Sunday. After the Nov. 8 launch […]
Starting next month, the Quad Cities NBC affiliate will debut Saturday and Sunday broadcasts that will be anchored by Brian Boesen. In addition, it’s also adding a half hour to its weekday noon news beginning Aug. 18
Fox affiliate KEVN Rapid City, S.D. (DMA 173), has expanded its weekend newscasts from 30 minutes to an hour beginning Saturday, Nov. 2. KEVN News Director Jack Caudill said: “We are excited to make this change. It gives us a better opportunity to cover the news for our viewers with the depth that we strive for.” […]
Cincinnati’s Fox affiliate will offer news from 8 to 10 every Saturday and Sunday mornings starting Aug. 18.
Sept. 10 will mark the start of the San Francisco ABC O&O’s one-hour late newscast.
Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Hartford, Conn., is adding weekend morning news to its lineup beginning Jan. 22. Audrey Kuchen has been named anchor and Dan Amarante will join her as meteorologist for the 7 to 9 a.m. broadcast on Saturday and Sunday .
The Local TV-owned Fox affiliate in Milwaukee is relaunching its weekend morning newscasts next March, two years after they were dropped.