Sources say that without much notice, Nexstar owned KLAS (Las Vegas) is adding a new newscast and it starts Today.
The 3-3:30 PM newscast begins Today and that means the station is cutting back the pay for play show Las Vegas Now to a half hour at 3:30-4.
The move was announced on station’s newscasts with a number of staffers finding out about the move when it was announced on-air.
Two years ago KLAS moved a pay to play show in place of its top-rated 4 PM news. It was a disastrous move that pushed them into the gutter from first place to last in the time-slot.
Evening news Anchor Christianne Klein and Chief Meteorologist Tedd Florendo have been tapped to anchor the new newscast.
Sources say that management is telling them that the additional newscast is a temporary move that will only last until the end of the year.
It seems that Nexstar is making more news spots available for campaign money to come rolling in.