KOTV has finally decided to begin its morning newscast at 4:30 a.m.

KOTV-DT 6 / Tulsa (“KOTV 6”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Here is that other tip that Jeremy sent in for this blog and I say, its about time for this one to take place.

KOKI 23 is no longer the only station in Tulsa that delivers 4 and a 1/2 hours of morning news on weekdays. Because since January 12th (yesterday as of this post), KOTV 6 has added another half-hour to its weekday morning newscast. Titled 6 in the Morning’s Early Morning Update at 4:30 a.m., the newscast now joins KTUL 8 (which was the first to air a 4:30 a.m. newscast in the market) and KOKI 23 (which started airing one last year) with 4:30 a.m. morning news in the Tulsa market.

The new half-hour newscast is anchored by KOTV veteran Rich Lenz and The News on 6 Weather Meteorologist Alan Crone. Another KOTV veteran, LeAnne Taylor, doesn’t start joining the party that is the 4 and a 1/2 hour extravaganza until 5:00 a.m. KOTV 6 produces 6 in the Morning, now from 4:30-6:00 a.m. exclusively on KOTV 6, from 6:00-8:00 a.m. on both KOTV 6 and KQCW 19, Tulsa’s CW and their sister station and from 8:00-9:00 a.m., exclusively on KQCW 19.

And to those doubting this story already, then please look at this…

Promotional image for KOTV 6’s expanded morning newscast. Rich Lenz (left) and Alan Crone (right). Image taken from NewsOn6.com

And now KOTV 6 and KOKI 23 are doing 4 and a 1/2 hours of morning news in Tulsa. My goodness, I feel bad for the people working. But also good for those who need it, including the viewers.

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