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More News For Phoenix's 'More News' Station

Staying true to its "The Place With More News" tagline, Belo’s KTVK Phoenix launches a 9 p.m. newscast June 23, while moving Good Morning Arizona up to 4:30 a.m. (It now starts at 5.)

The additions will increase KTVK’s weekly news total to 52 hours. 

"It only makes sense that 3TV would add newscasts that are in synch with our viewers’ changing lifestyles because our audience relies upon us as Arizona’s largest local news operation and community-minded station," said interim General Manager Jack Sander. 

KTVK is an independent station. Belo also owns the CW outlet in the #13 DMA. The stations combined for about $89 million in 2006, according to BIA Financial. 

News Director Sandy Breland promised "fresh content, in-depth coverage and interactive elements" delivered in a "personable" style.

Michael Malone
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.