FIRST ON THE BLOG: It has happened again on 1 TV station in Las Vegas. It was KLAS.
At some point this month, KLAS 8 expanded their weekday half-hour 4:00 p.m. newscast to an hour. Anchored by Paul Joncich and Denise Valdez, 8 News NOW at 4:00 is now Las Vegas’ second station for hour-long news at 4:00 p.m. and now fully competing against KSNV 3’s News 3 LIVE at 4:00 for news in that timeslot in the market.
The newscast was shortened to a half-hour in 2013, but has now since expanded to an hour again. And this news all comes as Nexstar Broadcasting Group buys the station from Landmark Media Enterprises for $145 million, expanding Nexstar’s presence in the west.
Idk where this station is heading in terms of news, but we hope that it will be a good one for KLAS 8, now with this acquisition.