Soon in Northeast Indiana, there will be more weekend morning news. There is a catch… only on Saturdays, but not on Sundays.
Starting Saturday March 26th, WANE 15 will be expanding the Saturday morning edition of their morning newscast, First News, by another hour. The newscast will now be available on Saturdays from 7:00-9:00am in which CBS This Morning: Saturday will follow at 9:00am. In terms of competition, WANE 15 is home to the area’s ONLY weekend morning newscast. For Sundays, the newscast will remain from 8:00-9:00am.
WANE 15’s News Director, Ted Linn:
“WANE-TV sets the standard for news in the Fort Wayne area. It’s only natural to make a good thing even better. We’re the only place for live local news, weather, and interesting features on Saturday morning. The past six years of weekend morning news have been extremely rewarding for us and our viewers. It only seems right to start earlier on Saturday.”
First News Saturday/Sunday debuted in 2010. The station said Nielsen household ratings have increased 167% on Saturdays since May of 2010, while ratings in the key demo group of women 25-54 have grown 69% in the same time period. The newscast is anchored by Gina Glaros with LIVE Doppler 15 Fury Weather from Meteorologist Rob Lydick. Both will be a part of the new hour on Saturdays beginning March 26th.
So yes, more weekend morning news is coming to Northeast Indiana (at least on Saturdays). Thanks to WANE 15, enjoy it!