WPIX Extends 6:30 News To Weekends

On the heels of its 6:30 p.m. news launch Sept. 14, WPIX New York is debuting a weekend edition of PIX News at 6:30 Sept. 26. WPIX's 6:30 program goes against national newscasts on the ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates during the week.

The weekend newscasts on the CW outlet will be anchored by Jackie Hyland and Peter Thorne and will follow the same format as the weekday show, with "11 Stories Making News Right Now" along with news, weather, sports and traffic.

Tribune's WPIX produces 33 ½ total hours of local news a week in the #1 DMA.

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.