Wilkes-Barre Stations Shake Up News

Starting June 9, Nexstar’s WBRE Wilkes-Barre will relaunch its news with the "Eyewitness News" branding from its days of yore, reports TV Newsday, along with a new set, graphics and weather system. WYOU Scranton, which is owned by Mission and operated by Nexstar, sends anchor Candice Kelly over to WBRE Eyewitness News

WBRE and WYOU are also swapping anchors for their midday newscasts, and WYOU is launching the First at Four newscast at 4 p.m., to be followed by The Insider

But wait, there’s more. WYOU also adds WYOU Interactive at 6 p.m., a newscast with viewer emails and phone calls, and WYOU News at 7 p.m.

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, the L.A. Times and New York magazine.