Several sources tell Media Moves that New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Miami are among the stations that will be adding a half-hour local newscast at 12 pm starting on January 22.
According to the sources, the local newscast will be followed by a national newscast at 12:30 pm, similar to Univision’s noon digital newscast launched in 2016, aimed at attracting a younger audience.
The news expansion has some stations reorganizing its current talent roster to fill the opening anchor slots, but sources confirm that in at least two stations there will be new hires.
A company spokesperson has yet to confirm the launch of the newscasts and the names of the midday anchors obtained by Media Moves. Stay tuned.