WDCW-TV to Launch Local Nightly 10p News

WDCW-TV to Launch Local Nightly 10p News

Tribune Broadcasting’s Washington, Dc Station To Launch Newscast Beginning In April

WDCW-TV (DCW50,) Tribune Broadcasting’s Washington, DC television station, will launch a local nightly 10P newscast scheduled to premiere on Monday, April 18th.  The half-hour newscast will include coverage of the local, national and international news of the day.  Live news reports at 10PM will be featured from throughout the DC metropolitan community every night during the 30-minute newscast, along with local weather and sports coverage.

“Tribune Media has a long and deep-rooted history of being at the forefront of excellence in broadcast news coverage.  Our company is extraordinarily excited to bring a local nightly 30- minute 10P newscast to the Washington, DC market,” said Vince Giannini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of WDCW-TV. “We are currently recruiting and building a team of local producers, multi-media journalists, photographers, and technicians specifically for the DCW50 ‘News at 10P’ to build a solid, credible and well-produced newscast  the  Washington, DC audience can depend upon every single night.”

The DCW50 “News at 10P” will be anchored from the studios of WTVR-TV, the Tribune Broadcasting-owned CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia; and a team of local reporters, multi-media journalists (MMJ’s), sports reporters, photographers and editors will be based out of DCW50’s broadcast operation in northwest Washington, DC.

The DCW50 “News at 10P” newscast will feature a single news anchor, Candace Burns, who currently co-anchors WTVR’s 6PM and 11PM newscasts.  Multiple Emmy Award-winning meteorologist Zach Daniel and veteran sports reporter and anchor, Lane Casadonte will anchor DCW50’s weeknight weather and sports, respectively.    The weekend anchor team, as well as other general assignment reporters and MMJ’s, will be announced in the coming weeks.


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 visitwww.tribunemedia.com.

Jim Byrne (WDCW)  202-215-0961    jbyrne@tribunemedia.com
Jessica Bellucci (Tribune Broadcasting)    212-210-2626 jbellucci@tribunemedia.com