Three CBS owned CWs adding ‘remotely produced’ late newscasts

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

CBS is adding late newscasts to three of the CW stations it owns ā€” but they won’t be produced locally.

  • WKBD in Detroit, WUPA in Atlanta and WTOG in Tampa are all launching 10 p.m. newscasts in February.
  • None of these stations will have full news departments, so the newscasts will be produced by CBS owned stations in other markets but complemented by local multimedia journalists.
  • WKBD’s newscast will be produced by KTVT in Dallas, which means it will be 9 p.m. in Dallas when the show airs at 10 p.m. locally.
  • WKBD is the sister station of WWJ, which is owned by CBS, but does not produce full fledged newscasts.
  • WWJ does, however, produce its own local weather content and will have local weather talent contributing to its newscast ā€” even though it will be produced from Dallas.
  • New York City’s WCBS will produce WUPA’s newscast.
  • WTOG will have its newscast produced by WFOR in Miami.
  • New York, Miami, Tampa and Atlanta are all in the eastern time zone, so the newscasts will air at the same time.
  • WCBS and WFOR do not produce local newscasts for on their primary or sister station signals. WCBS previously produced a 10 p.m. newscast on sister station WLNY, but this has since been replaced with a repeat of a CBSN New York produced broadcast.