KTVU 2 / Oakland – San Francisco – San Jose (“KTVU FOX 2”)
FIRST ON THE BLOG: A few changes have taken place in the Bay Area, which includes a shortened newscast move and a newscast expansion from Sacramento.
KTVU 2 has recently moved their Sunday early-evening newscast from an hour-long at 5:00 p.m. to just a half-hour at 6:00 p.m. The newscast, also known as KTVU FOX 2 News at 6:00, now competes against KGO 7 (ABC) and KNTV 11 (NBC) for local news in that timeslot on Sunday nights. The newscast is anchored by Ken Wayne and Heather Holmes with The Weather Authority from Meteorologist Mark Tamayo and Sports from Joe Fonzi. This now means that KTVU 2 has a set schedule of newscasts on weekends: 7:00-10:00 a.m., 6:00-6:30 and 10:00-11:00 p.m.
The second change is an expansion, but it comes from Sacramento. KBCW 44 has expanded the offerings of Good Day Sacramento from sister station, KMAX 31 (CW) in Sacramento. The program is now seen weekday mornings as well, from 7:00-10:00 a.m., effectively competing against KTVU 2 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and KRON 4 (MyTV) from 7:00-10:00 a.m. KBCW 44 was already airing portion of the Sunday morning program from 8:00-11:00 a.m. KMAX 31 produces this program separately from its sister station, KOVR 13 (CBS)’s weekday morning newscast from 5:00-7:00 a.m.
More news tends to be good in the Bay Area and this time, it is good.