KDSM Launches Primetime News

KDSM Des Moines debuts a 9 p.m. news on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Produced by WHO, the hour-long newscast will be anchored by longtime weekend face Lynn Melling, along with meteorologist Ed Wilson and sports guy Keith Murphy. It’ll be a half-hour show on weekends.

WHO Regional V.P./GM Dale Woods called it "a tremendous new opportunity to service central Iowa viewers."

Adds KDSM General Manager Mike Wilson: “With the Channel 13 news team and resources we will be able to bring Central Iowa great coverage and more in-depth stories of local community news, sports and weather.”

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.