FIRST ON THE BLOG: May has been a slow month for us and there’s been barely anything new so far. But we finally have something to report on.
WTEN 10 will announce soon that they will add a brand new half-hour weekday newscast at 4:30 p.m. Titled News 10 ABC at 4:30 p.m., the new newscast will begin Monday June 1st, 2015. The half-hour newscast will become the ONLY local newscast on at 4:30 p.m. in the market, since WRGB 6 and WNYT 13 will still air syndicated programming. And this will create the area’s ONLY 2 and a 1/2 hour local news block from 4:00-6:30 p.m. This move will displace Inside Edition from its current 4:30 p.m. timeslot and according to TV listings, may move to another station in the market.
There is no official announcement yet made by the station, nor do we know who will anchor the new broadcast. But we have a feeling that it will be anchored by long-time WTEN 10 veteran Elisa Streeter and long-time Capital Region TV market veteran Lydia Kulbida with News 10 StormTracker Weather from long-time WTEN 10 veteran and Chief Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo, but this is not official. Just my prediction.
Anyways, more news in the Capital Region is good news in this market. For WTEN 10, they are hitting strides. Good for them.