Soon in Cincinnati, there will be no excuse for local news at 10:00pm because WLWT will make sure there is no excuse…
Starting Monday January 11th, 2016, WLWT 5 will add a half-hour nightly 10:00 p.m. newscast on its digital subchannel, WLWT 5.2: Me-TV Cincinnati. This new newscast will compete against WKRC 12 (CBS) on WSTR 64 (MyTV)’s Local 12 News at 10:00 on Star 64 (half-hour; nightly) and the already established and #1 WXIX 19 (FOX)’s FOX 19 NOW at 10:00 (hour-long; nightly). Only WCPO 9 (ABC) will not offer a primetime newscast.
The newscast will be anchored on weeknights by Sheree Paolello (WLWT veteran), Weather from Chief Meteorologist Kevin Robinson and Sports with sports director George Vogel. Mike Dardis, who anchors at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00pm with Sheree, will not be a part of the 10:00pm newscast.
WLWT 5’s President and GM, Richard Dyer:
“We feel that having one anchor fully focused and preparing for the 11 p.m. newscast is best for our operation. We will feature the very latest and updated top stories of the day. Me-TV Cincinnati has been one of the top performing affiliates in the country since its 2011 debut and we’re pleased to offer a nightly newscast option to those viewers at the earlier 10 p.m. hour.”
Me-TV Cincinnati can be seen on the following in the area:
- Channel 5.2
- Time Warner Cable:
- Channel 993 in Ohio
- Channel 188 in Kentucky
- Cincinnati Bell Fioptics:
- Channels 23 and 291
So yet, another option for local news at 10:00 p.m. in the Cincy Tri-State. Thank you WLWT 5 because when FOX Sports preempts WXIX 19 (FOX)’s 10:00pm news, at least we’ll have a few alternatives to turn to.