FIRST ON THE BLOG: For the first time in recent memory, a station has moved a newscast to a different timeslot. For KABC fans, this is good news because it’s now the ONLY news in this timeslot…
… KDOC 56 and KABC 7 have recently agreed to move the 8:00 p.m. hour-long newscast to 7:00 p.m. and break it down as 2 half-hour newscasts as ABC 7 Eyewitness News at 7:00/7:30 on LA 56. The newscasts are still anchored by David Ono and Coleen Sullivan. But unlike the 8:00 p.m. newscast which was 7 nights a week, the 7:00 p.m. newscast is only 6 nights a week as it will not be shown on Saturdays for the time being, due to KDOC 56 showing Leverage at 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
This is the ONLY newscast on at 7:00 p.m. on weeknights and Sundays in Southern California. It also marks a return to the timeslot for news in that area as KTTV 11 used to produce a half-hour 7:00 p.m. newscast for KCOP 13 until KTTV 11 decided to end the KCOP 13 newscasts on September 22nd, 2013.
From one newscast timeslot to another, ABC 7 Eyewitness News is still on LA 56.