KMIZ Launches Weekend Morning Newscast

The News Press & Gazette-owned ABC affiliate in Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo., new weekend schedule includes newscasts at 6 and 8 a.m.

The News Press & Gazette-owned ABC affiliate KMIZ Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. (DMA 138), is adding six hours of local news programming to its weekend broadcast lineup.

The  ABC 17 News team will sign on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 6 a.m. ABC 17 News This Morning. The hour-long broadcast will be followed by ABC’s Good Morning America in its regularly scheduled time period.  GMA will be followed by another hour of local news at 8 a.m. Then, at 9, another hour of news will air on its sister station, Fox affiliate KQFX. Sundays will follow the same schedule.

“Mid-Missourians have shown an increasing appetite for local news and content and ABC 17 has responded over the years by expanding our offerings on air and on our digital platforms,” said Curtis Varns, KMIZ general manager. “I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be able to bring live weather and news to time periods that are so important in people’s lives.”

The newscast will follow a format similar to ABC 17 News This Morning’s weekday lineup including  ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather every 10 minutes “on the 7s.”

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