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‘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 that are convenient for their busy lives.”

WDSU News at Noon will be anchored by Charles Divins, Gina Swanson and meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy. Divins will continue to co-anchor WDSU News This Morning with Randi Rousseau weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. before teaming up with Swanson and Murphy for WDSU News at Noon.

Swanson will continue to co-anchor WDSU News at 4PM with Shaun Kraisman and WDSU News at 6PM with Sula Kim. Meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy will continue to bring viewers the latest forecast on WDSU News This Morning weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. before teaming up with Divins and Swanson for WDSU News at Noon.

WDSU News at Noon will change WDSU’s daytime program schedule, moving The Real to 11 a.m. (from noon).


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Johnathan Williams says:

August 3, 2018 at 7:36 am

No one cares!!!

Young Timer says:

August 3, 2018 at 9:53 am

Welcome to the party, WDSU.

“The noon news expansion allows our viewers more opportunities to receive the news of the day at times that are convenient for their busy lives.”

I believe they have had that opportunity for years from WWL-TV and WVUE-TV.

Hearst has got plenty of money. What convinced you to join the party?

    Tony Peters, Jr. says:

    August 3, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    “What convinced you to join the party?”
    The additional political revenue that doesn’t have to be shared with a syndicator, that’s what.

      Young Timer says:

      August 7, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      I don’t buy that.

      Political goes away after November 6th, and you still have a noon newscast to sell.

      Your theory works if stations sell political 24-7-365.

Peter Van West says:

August 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Dump WDSU in ABC’s lap. ABC gets a super upgrade from WGNO. If 6 doesn’t go Mickey Mouse their commitment to going news-intensive is sure to be flatlined!

    Young Timer says:

    August 7, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    They were ABC (and also CBS, NBC, and DuMont) until 1957 (WWL) and 1958 (WVUE).
    I’m sure ABC would love to have an older, established outlet in New Orleans, but I don’t see a bidding war for WDSU.
    “Show me the money” worked many years ago in Atlanta, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Knoxville, Toledo, Indianapolis, Louisville, Idaho Falls and San Diego… ABC went in and threw tons of money at the owners of the NBC stations in all those cities (and the CBS station in Louisville), and all 9 of them switched to ABC-TV…. later ABC-Cap Cities…. later ABC The Mouse.

    In today’s economy, the financial gains don’t come as quickly.


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