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 — 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 — 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.