17 Mar FOX31 Denver Launching Mid-Day Newscast, Expanding Morning News
FOX31 To Offer More Local News Than Any Other Denver Station
MARCH 17, 2016 – FOX31 Denver, KDVR-TV, is launching a weekday 11am newscast beginning April 11th. In addition, Good Day Colorado, the station’s morning newscast, will begin a half-hour earlier at 4:30am.
“The FOX31 team is committed to providing news when and where our viewers need it,” said Joan Barrett, KDVR and KWGN Vice President and General Manager. “The earlier morning start and a mid-day newscast are ways we believe we can better serve Coloradans and we will continue to look for more opportunities in the future.”
The 4:30am half-hour of Good Day Colorado will feature Anchors Brooke Wagner and Kirk Yuhnke, along with Meteorologist Greg Dutra and Traffic Anchor Ken Clark.
Wagner, Yuhnke and Dutra will also anchor the half-hour newscast at 11am.
With the added newscasts, FOX31 Denver will broadcast 44.5 hours of local news per week, 9.5 more hours of news than any other station in the market. And combined, FOX31 Denver and its sister station, Colorado’s Own Channel 2, will produce 69.5 hours of local news every week.
“Morning news is becoming more and more important and a lot of people tune in early,” said Holly Gauntt, Vice President of News and Digital Content for KDVR and KWGN. “In order to be competitive and to give our viewers what they want, we need to start at 4:30am. We also believe there is an appetite for mid-day news and we can easily deliver in the 11am time period.”
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FOX31 Denver, KDVR-TV, and Colorado’s Own Channel 2, KWGN-TV, are owned by Tribune Media Company. Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of video, music and sports metadata, powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.