If you’re looking for yet more morning news in Utah because you don’t have to be up until 8:00 or even 9:00am, then look no further. KSTU will soon deliver that.
Starting next Monday December 12th, 2016, KSTU 13 will add another hour of its weekday morning newscast with FOX 13 News – Good Day Utah at 9:00am. The extra hour will allow KSTU 13 to be all alone by themselves during that hour and will be all alone from 7:00-10:00am while competing against Utah’s “Big Three” from 4:30-7:00am (KUTV 2 – CBS, KTVX 4 – ABC and KSL 5 – NBC).
The newscast will soon air LIVE from 4:30-10:00am every weekday morning and will feature what KSTU 13 calls “the exact same team of talented journalists that Utah morning news viewers have embraced for many years” and that team is Anchors Dan Evans, Kerri Cronk and Kelly Chapman, Meteorologists Damon Yauney and Allison Croghan, LIVE morning reporter Scott McKane and LIVE features reporter Big Budah.
KSTU 13’s General Manager, Tim Ermish:
“Expanding Utah’s most-watched local morning news is a natural progression for KSTU. As our community continues to grow – so does the demand for quality, relevant local news. Fox 13 is committed to meeting that demand.”
KSTU 13’s News Director, Marc Sternfield:
“Viewers clearly love our morning news team and, judging from the success of Good Day Utah, appreciate us delivering local news at times when our competitors are not.”
With this expansion, according to KSTU 13, the station will be producing 10.5 hours of live news each weekday and with 62.5 hours per week, it will be more than any local television station in the Salt Lake City (whole state of Utah really) DMA.
With this new hour, programming changes will be made. LIVE! with Kelly, previously seen at 9:00am, will move to 10:00am while Dr. Oz, previously seen at 10:00am, will move to overnights at 2:00am.
So another new hour is coming to KSTU 13 and yet in another timeslot that won’t compete with anyone else. So its a good sign that this was coming. I think Utahns will positively react to this change.