KSTU will soon expand its weekend morning newscast, finally making it three hours.

KSTU 13 / Salt Lake City (“FOX 13”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: KSTU had a weird start time to their weekend morning newscast… 6:30am. Starting soon, it will be no longer.

Starting Saturday September 10th, KSTU 13 is expanding its weekend morning newscast to a full three hours (FINALLY, IMO). FOX 13 News – Good Day Utah is adding an extra half-hour and will broadcast on both Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00-9:00am. In terms of competition, its all alone by themselves at 6:00 and 8:00am while it competes against KUTV 2 (CBS) during the 7:00am hour. The newscast is anchored by Jennifer Stagg and Brek Bolton and was previously 6:30-9:00am.

Brek Bolton (left) and Jennifer Stagg (right), anchors of the weekend edition of FOX 13 News – Good Day Utah.

KSTU 13’s General Manager, Tim Ermish:

“Viewers want their news at a time that is convenient for them. Providing more live news at key time periods, like weekend mornings, better serves our audience.”

According to the station, this expansion brings the number of hours of live news produced by KSTU 13 to 57.5 hours/week, which according to the station, is home to the most of any television station in the Salt Lake City television market. And I’m not sure but this may be the first time that the SLC TV market will have a 6:00am weekend morning newscast. Again, I’m not too sure since I don’t know too much the history of the market.

But yes, three hours of weekend morning news finally comes to Utah with an extra half-hour for KSTU 13. They’re on a roll, I can say.

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One thought on “KSTU will soon expand its weekend morning newscast, finally making it three hours.

  1. I wonder how KSTU news operation grew so fast is a few years? I wonder if a lot of people are now switching to KSTU for news? I wonder if less people are watching KUTV, KSL and KTVX newscasts? I think KSTU started out with only a 30 minute 9:00pm newscast. When did KSTU start local news? At one time I think the SLC TV Market was the largest TV Market without weekend morning news until KSTU started their weekend morning news. I think sometime back in the 1990’s both KUTV and KSL had weekend morning news and then they canned them and for a while the SLC TV Market did not have weekend morning news until KSTU started their weekend morning news.

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