Fox-owned KTVU-TV in San Francisco, the country’s sixth-largest TV market, is shaking up its news lineup, adding an 11 p.m. newscast that will lead out from the station’s popular 10 p.m. news. TVNewsCheck reports that the new half-hour program, which will air Sunday through Friday, launches Monday, April 17.
The report quotes station Vice President and General Manager Gregg Kelley saying: “This expansion promises to build on the legacy of the 10 p.m. news, with the same commitment to excellence in journalism that has been a hallmark of KTVU.”
The new program will be anchored by Frank Somerville and Julie Haener, and will include reports by Sports Director Mark Ibanez and Chief Meteorologist Bill Martin.
“This marks the first weeknight expansion of late news on the station in nearly 60 years. The 10 p.m. News debuted on March 3, 1958, the same day the station signed on the air,” TVNewsCheck notes.