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WWOR Replacing 10 P.M. News With NJ Show

The new half-hour Chasing New Jersey will highlight the state’s politics, infrastructure, businesses and celebrities and will also air on WWOR sister station WTXF Philadelphia.

On Monday, July 8, Fox-owned MNT affiliate WWOR Secausus, N.J. (New York) will debut Chasing New Jersey, a 30-minute topical program, focusing on all things New Jersey, from interviews with local politicians and residents, to the issues driving conversations in the state.

The program will air weekdays at 10-10:30 p.m., replacing its current newscast, and on Fox’s WTXF Philadelphia, leading into that station’s morning news block. The last broadcast of WWOR’s 10 p.m. news was July 2 and three specials will take its place until Chasing New Jersey debuts on Monday.

In making the announcement, announced Dianne Doctor, VP-station manager, WWOR, said: “New Jersey’s politics, infrastructure, businesses and celebrities continue to make national headlines. Though challenges persist, it is no doubt an exciting time to live, work, raise a family in the Garden state. We have created a unique and valuable platform to showcase just that.”

Each night, the “Ringleader” of the program will take viewers on a fast-paced, unpredictable ride across the state of New Jersey as “Chasers” hit the streets to cover the stories that are placing New Jersey firmly in the national headlines. Originating from the state capital of Trenton, “Chasing” will cover a broad range of topics and issues, including interviews with local politicians, law enforcement officials and citizens on a variety of issues affecting New Jersey communities.

Created by Dennis Bianchi, VP, Fairfax Productions and VP-GM of WTXF, Chasing New Jersey will be produced by Fairfax Productions. Jerry Burke will serve as executive producer of the program.

Added Bianchi, “This type of evolution is long-overdue in local news and is intended to shake up and revitalize the genre.  It’s about covering stories of real interest and importance in a new, refreshing and non-derivative way, with depth, context, interaction and debate.”

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