One year it seems everyone is cutting their news and the next year everyone is expanding.
Looks like 2014 is starting off as an expansion year.
WGHP (North Carolina) says that starting February 3rd, the station their FOX8 Noon News and the FOX8 six o’clock News will each expand with 30 more minutes of coverage.
The FOX8 Noon News will expand to a full hour with FOX8 anchors Brad Jones, Cindy Farmer and meteorologist Emily Byrd.
The FOX8 6pm News will add a 630-7pm half hour, creating the Piedmont’s first and only local evening newscast at 6:30pm.
FOX8’s Neill McNeill, Katie Nordeen, and chief meteorologist Van Denton will anchor this newscast giving viewers another option to catch up with the day’s news on their time schedule.
“There are 1.6 million potential viewers in this area, said Karen Koutsky, Vice President of News. “With that many people in the Piedmont, there’s a growing demand for local news when people can watch it after getting home from work. It will be a fast-paced half hour encompassing the biggest stories locally, nationally, and internationally. It will also be the only place to get an up-to-date weather forecast to plan your evening and tomorrow.”