Non-owned station helps out with ‘CBS Weekend News’
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Mia Gradney, who anchors the station’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts, took over anchoring duties over Easter weekend.
Since the closure of the New York City CBS Broadcast Center, “CBS Weekend News” has been produced out of various CBS owned stations in Los Angeles, Denver and Dallas (which did two weekends).
Using its owned stations across the country can make things easier in many ways since the parent company is technically paying for the station staff and facilities already (though they typically separate budget lines than what the national evening news costs would come out of).
In some cases, owned stations may also share common editorial systems and technical backbones, making production easier as well, though that’s certainly not a requirement for a station to handle a national broadcast.