CBS Station Scraps Morning News Program TVSpy
A major-market CBS-owned station has announced that it’s dropping its morning news show. Mediabistro’s TVSpy reports that WWJ-TV in Detroit is scrapping its "First Forecast Mornings" broadcast.
"WWJ remains committed to local programming where it makes sense,” the station said in a statement. “We will continue to do local weather reports at 5 and 11 p.m., our weekly public affairs show and local specials.”
The report notes that the two-hour morning news program, which features anchors Syma Chowdhry, Jill Washburn and Randy Bhirdo, is WWJ’s only traditional newscast. Its final airing is scheduled for Dec. 28.
The station will reportedly fill the slot with CBS network news and "Dr. Phil."