WSVN Adds 11 P.M. Weekend News

Sunbeam TV’s WSVN Miami debuts Saturday and Sunday 11 p.m. newscasts starting Sept. 26. With the expansion, the Fox outlet will produce more than 57 hours of live news and local programming each week—among the highest station totals in the country.

“WSVN has always been committed to news and providing the most comprehensive coverage to South Florida viewers,” said WSVN Executive V.P./General Manager Robert Leider. “While other stations across the country are cutting back, 7 News continues to be at the forefront of innovation.”

The weekend 11 p.m. news will be anchored by Reed Cowan and Robbin Simmons. On Sundays, it will be followed by Sports Extra at 11:30.

WSVN won the Miami revenue race last year, according to BIA Financial, with $89.2 million—ahead of Post-Newsweek station WPLG’s $69.6 million.

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.