It looks like the L.A. market will become even busier starting next month when KTLA will, yet once again, expand its weekday morning newscast.
FTVLive is first reporting that KTLA 5 will expand its weekday morning newscast to an extra hour. Starting Monday, June 12th (exactly three weeks away from this post), the newscast will be on for, get this… SEVEN hours. Yes… it will expand into the 10:00 a.m. hour, therefore meaning that the weekday edition of the KTLA 5 Morning News will air from 4:00-11:00 a.m. This will replace two episodes of Celebrity Name Game which is being canceled after three seasons.
I don’t know exactly who’ll be a part of the new 10:00 a.m. hour but expect the same weekday morning team to possible share rotation for the new hour and that team is plenty… Jessica Holmes, Frank Buckley, Chris Schauble and Megan Henderson (anchors), Henry DiCarlo and Mark Kriski (5 LIVE Weather), Eric Spillman (LIVE morning reporter), Gayle Anderson (Gayle on the Go feature segments), Ginger Chan (5 LIVE Traffic), Mark Kono (in Sky 5), Sam Rubin (entertainment) and Rich DeMuro (technology). Not to mention the weekend morning team that does fill-ins from time to time… Chris Burrous and Lynette Romero (anchors) and Liberté Chan (5 LIVE Weather).
While it will compete against KTTV 11 (FOX) at 10:00 a.m., it will be home to L.A.’s ONLY local news at 10:30 a.m. since KTTV 11 airs a previous day’s episode of TMZ at 10:30 a.m. Not only that, this will fill a void for the L.A. market because soon, if you combine all stations’ newscast schedules in the market, L.A. will have local news anytime from 4:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and then again from 3:00-11:35 p.m. Pretty much acceptable for the second-biggest market in the country with the largest amount of daily traffic congestion too.
So yet, even more local news is coming to Los Angeles and KTLA 5 will help deliver it.
DISCLAIMER: FTVLive first broke the story and all credit goes to them.