Well, it’s about time. WZZM 13 has announced that it’s launching a brand new 5:00 p.m. newscast, starting September 8th. Juliet Dragos and Nick LaFave are scheduled to anchor the new broadcast that will replace Judge Judy which was on from 4:00-5:30 p.m. followed by the news from WZZM 13. Now it’s evening news will run at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 p.m., followed by ABC World News at 6:30 p.m. This is the 4th such expansion at WZZM 13 since May.
- The Noon News expanded from 30 minutes to an hour, back in May.
- The Sunday Morning News added a 9:00 a.m. hour, back on August 10th. (yesterday at the time of this post)
- The Weekday Morning News is scheduled to start at 4:30 a.m., instead of 5:00 a.m. starting August 18th (1 week from today, at the time of this post.)
- A brand new 5:00 p.m. newscast is scheduled to start September 8th.
We don’t know what WZZM 13 is scheduled to do next after this, but IMO, I think WZZM 13 is scheduled to be a lot more competitive now. WWMT 3 (CBS), WOOD 8 (NBC) and WXMI 17 (FOX) already have news at 5:00 p.m. and WZZM 13 is ready to do it.