DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

KABC Adds Weekday 3 P.M. Newscast

The new broadcast will feature anchors, Ellen Leyva and Colleen Sullivan along with weathercaster, Danny Romero. It brings the ABC O&Os news production total to 58 hours a week.

Starting Tuesday, May 31, ABC O&O KABC Los Angeles will add a 3 p.m. weekday newscast.

The new broadcast will feature anchors, Ellen Leyva and Colleen Sullivan along with weathercaster, Danny Romero.

The 3 p.m. newscast will kick off a five-hour weekday afternoon/early evening news block of Eyewitness News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., World News Tonight with David Muir at 6:30 p.m., and Eyewitness News on KDOC-TV at 7 p.m.

KABC President-GM Cheryl Fair said: “We are pleased to provide our viewers this new convenient time to get up-to-the-minute news, weather, traffic, and the trending stories everyone is talking about.”

KABC will now produce 58 hours of news each week.


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Jayson Siler says:

May 26, 2016 at 4:56 pm

A 3pm newscast in traffic plagued L.A.? Really? Another rather transparent attempt to save money on syndicated content, and amortize news costs across yet another hour of the day…

alicia farmer says:

May 26, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Time to make more donuts.

Keith ONeal says:

May 26, 2016 at 11:31 pm

Like I keep on saying, the time will come when a network O&O station OR a network affiliate will scrap all syndicated programming and run local news in all non-network time slots. I think it will happen within the next 5 years or so.

Sean Smith says:

May 29, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Is it a watch-it-when-you-want mentality? If that’s the case, just tape the shows for playback laterit (you can do that now), and play it back… Channel 7 can tape the 4 o’clock and play it back at 6.. tape the 5 and play it back at 7… Saves money on talent,…. saves money on story count….. saves money on reporters, photogs…. saves money on time lost…. NOTE: the key words are ‘saves money.’ Whoa… I just saved ABC-Glendale a boatload of cash in the PM. Think of what we could save from 9 AM to 11 AM………………..


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