NBC owned stations add more local news

Multiple NBC owned stations in major markets are expanding local news during the coronavirus pandemic.

WNBC in New York, KNBC in Los Angeles, KNTV in San Fransisco, WTVJ in Miami and WVIT in Hartford, Connecticut, launched temporary 7 p.m. newscasts Monday, March 16, 2020. WRC in Washington, D.C., added one at 7:30 p.m.

WMAQ in Chicago and KXAS in Dallas added an additional half hour of news at 6:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, WNBC, KNBC, WCAU in Philadelphia, KXAS, KNTV, WBTS in Boston, WTVJ and KNSD in San Diego also added 11:30 p.m. newscasts — pushing back the start of repeats of “The Tonight Show.”

“Tonight” went on hiatus a week early.

WCAU and WBTS already offered 7 p.m. local news and will continue to do so.