WHDH is playing around with some onomatopoeia, in terms of numbers. Look at the title I made for this story and hope that after you read that… you realize what I’m about to report.
The 7:00pm Boston TV news race is about to go from zero to two stations in just two months, starting Monday March 7th with WHDH 7 launching a half-hour 7:00pm newscast. 7 News at 7:00 will air on weeknights ONLY and will compete against WCVB 5 (ABC)’s NewsCenter 5 at 7:00, which was launched last month.
WHDH 7’s Vice President and General Manager, Paul Magnes:
“Adding a 7PM newscast only reaffirms our commitment to news and the people of New England. We will continue to be innovative and invest in the future of 7 News and this community.”
WHDH 7’s News Director, Linda Miele:
“Life is so demanding, we want to make it easy for people to stay informed and get connected at a time that works for them. Our new 7 p.m. newscast will help them do that.”
The new half-hour 7:00pm newscast will be anchored by Kim Khazei and Adam Williams with 7 Weather from AMS-CBM/Sealed Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner and 7 Sports from long-time WHDH 7 sports veteran, Joe Amorosino.
This comes as a good and reassuring time for WHDH 7 as, currently an NBC affiliate, is set to lose its NBC status in 2017 and will more likely go as an Independent. Currently WHDH 7 and owners at Sunbeam Television are fighting the loss of the NBC affiliation in court with NBCUniversal to hopefully continue to have NBC on Channel 7. If they do lose NBC, then WHDH 7 will continue its news operation and therefore, this new weeknight 7:00pm newscast won’t be short lived.
The Boston TV news saga continues with a brand new newscast from WHDH 7. And things just got more interesting.