FIRST ON THE BLOG: Yep. They’re doing it again. But this time, there’s a twist.
For the billionth time (doesn’t it seem like it?), KTLA 5 is expanding its morning news once again. Except, it won’t be weekday mornings (its already seven hours), it’ll be on the weekends.
Starting Saturday, January 6th, KTLA will be adding an extra hour to its weekend morning news on both Saturdays and Sundays and it will air at 10:00 a.m. Once it debuts, the weekend morning news will air from 6:00-11:00 a.m. Yes, five continuous hours of morning news on weekends. In terms of competition, the Saturday 10:00 a.m. hour will be all alone by themselves while the Sunday 10:00 a.m. will compete against KABC 7 (ABC)’s 10:00 a.m. hour of ABC 7 Eyewitness News This Morning for local news at that time in the nation’s second-biggest market.
For the record, this expansion will come just seven months after KTLA added another hour to its weekday morning news to end at 11:00 a.m. and is the fourth time that this blog has reported on KTLA expanding its morning news, the first two times being adding the 9:00 a.m. hour on weekends (first on Sunday and then on Saturday).
The weekend morning news is anchored by Lynette Romero and Chris Burrous with 5 LIVE Weather from Meteorologist Liberté Chan.
I think this is meant as a secret because I think KTLA doesn’t even know about this yet and if they do, then the anchors probably have no idea so shhh… whoops, too soon?
Happy New Year.