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KWGN Expands News

Tribune Broadcasting’s KWGN Denver will launch a weeknight half-hour newscast at 5:30 p.m. July 7.

The newscast features 9 p.m. anchors Ernie Bjorkman and Kellie MacMullan and was described by the station as “informative yet entertaining.”

“To be able to offer viewers the only local and live newscast at 5:30 p.m. is a tremendous opportunity and commitment to our community,” KWGN vice president and general manager Jim Zerwekh said.

KWGN promised “several significant news developments” for the CW affiliate. For one, will relaunch in early August, in advance of the Democratic National Convention in Denver. KWGN’s 11 a.m. news is also expanding to one hour before the fall.

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.