FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small minor but major expansion for the Detroit market.
Starting Monday September 12th, WJBK 2 will expand its current half-hour 6:00pm weeknight newscast to a full hour. While FOX 2 News at 6:00 competes against WDIV 4 (NBC) and WXYZ 7 (ABC), it will be all alone by themselves at 6:30pm and provide the ONLY local newscast on at that timeslot in the market.
The newscast is anchored by long-time WJBK 2 veterans Monica Gayle and Huel Perkins with FOX 2 – The Weather Authority from AMS/Sealed Chief Meteorologist Rich Luterman. This will provide a 7-night-a-week hour-long 6:00pm newscast for the station. Also, it provides Detroit with a 2-and-a-half-hour continuous weeknight news block from 5:00-7:30pm with two hours on WJBK and local news at 7:00pm from WXYZ 7.
That’s it for all the minor changes. No other major additions or expansions to report on at this time.