DMA 7: WASHINGTON

Tribune DC’s News Anchor To Be In Richmond

Tribune Broadcasting’s Washington CW affil’s new broadcast will be anchored from Tribune’s WTVR Richmond, Va., with local reporters, MMJs, sports reporters, photographers and editors based in DC. It will debut on April 18.

Tribune Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WDCW Washington (DMA 7) will introduce a local nightly 10 p.m. newscast on Monday, April 18, that will be anchored from the studios of WTVR, Tribune’s CBS affiliate in Richmond, Va., with a team of local reporters, multimedia journalists, sports reporters, photographers and editors based at WDCW’s operation in northwest Washington.

The half-hour News at 10P will include coverage of the local, national and international news and will feature live news reports from throughout the DC metropolitan region along with local weather and sports coverage.

News at 10P will feature a single news anchor, Candace Burns, who currently co-anchors WTVR’s 6 and and 11 p.m. newscasts.  Meteorologist Zach Daniel and veteran sports reporter and anchor Lane Casadonte will anchor WDCW’s weeknight weather and sports, respectively.

The weekend anchor team, as well as other general assignment reporters and MMJ’s, will be announced in the coming weeks.


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Jeff Douglass says:

March 7, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Two letters – one thought – HA.

Sean Smith says:

March 7, 2016 at 5:17 pm

OK, so help me somebody. I realize with satellite and microwave, you can send an HD signal to Mars and back. But how do you anchor a show 100 miles away from the reporters, MMJ’s and photographers who beat the streets in the DMA they’re covering? I’m assuming that stories will be fed from Washington to Richmond, then back to Washington to be broadcast. I did not get where the producers are in this menagerie. Does WDCW not have enough space for a studio? Obviously, they’ll have editing capability. Also, having a weathercast done from 100 miles away makes no sense whatsoever. And covering sports in DC from Richmond? Nothing like making a connection with the audience. WTTG has absolutely nothing to worry about.

    E B says:

    March 8, 2016 at 11:53 am

    You’re joking, right? How does CBS News anchor a newscast with Washington reporters from New York? “Having a weathercast done from 100 miles away makes no sense whatsoever” shows brilliant 1960s thinking. CBS News uses WBZ’s weathercasters on southern tornadoes. Electronic newsrooms can be anywhere, from a distant studio to an iPhone at Starbucks.

Jeff Douglass says:

March 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm

In a years time it will be a Wikipedia entry that they tried news @ 10 and failed.

Amneris Vargas says:

March 7, 2016 at 8:45 pm

I remember when NY and DC said you couldn’t anchor a national newscast from Atlanta. So, let it play out. A Richmond based anchor at 4x less cost than a DC based anchor (x2) = a lot of local reporters in DC/NOVA/MD.


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