WVAH adds a 6:30 p.m. weeknight newscast, produced by WCHS.

WVAH-TV 11 / Charleston – Huntington, WV (“FOX 11”)
WCHS-TV 8 / Charleston – Huntington, WV (“WCHS-TV 8”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: More weeknight news has come in West Virginia’s biggest television market. If only there was more weekend news on it as well.

Since yesterday, Monday March 7th, WVAH 11 has added a half-hour weeknight local newscast at 6:30pm called Eyewitness News at 6:30. It’s currently produced by their sister station, WCHS 8 (ABC) as it produces all local newscasts for WVAH 11, including the weekday morning newscast from 7:00-8:00am and the hour-long nightly newscast from 10:00-11:00pm. In terms of competition, its the ONLY local weeknight newscast at 6:30pm as WSAZ 3 (NBC), WOWK 13 (CBS) and even their sister station WCHS 8 airs network newscasts at that time.

The newscast is anchored by Rick Lord and Whitney Wetzel with StormTeam Weather from AMS-CBM & NWA/Sealed Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach and Sports from sports director Mark Martin.

Whitney Wetzel (left) and Rick Lord (right) in this billboard for WVAH 11’s brand new weeknight 6:30pm newscast, produced by their sister station WCHS 8.

So yes, the biggest television market in all of West Virginia has just gotten even more weeknight news. Congrats WCHS 8 and WVAH 11… at least you’re serving a purpose for those who can’t wait until 7:00pm to get their weeknight news coverage.


4 thoughts on “WVAH adds a 6:30 p.m. weeknight newscast, produced by WCHS.

  1. Yah Sinclair stations now care about expanding newz with KOKH in OKC getting midday news and WVAH getting a 6:30pm newscast. Sinclair didn’t care when they canned the newscasts on KSNV NBC in Begas when they bought KSNV or when they axed the 4:00pm newscast on KUTV in Salt Lake City. People are a bunch of phonies.


  2. I wouldn’t be surprise if there’s at 6:30PM newscast on WTTE-FOX 28 produced by WSYX- ABC6. However, I wouldn’t be surprise if they put a 4pm news news since Judge Judy on at 4pm, but Meredith shows at 3pm which has been canceled. Only time will tell.


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