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Eyewitness News Launching 5 P.M. Newscast

Reported: Jan. 3, 2014 4:43 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 3, 2014 10:17 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- With a combined 34 hours of news each week, WCHS and WVAH already keep area residents up-to-date on the latest developments, issues and events in their communities.

Our viewers soon will be able to watch five more hours of news each week. Starting Jan. 13, WCHS TV will launch “Eyewitness News At 5,” a 60-minute newscast from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“We are excited to be bringing even more first-rate news programming to our viewers,” Harold Cooper, general manager of WCHS and WVAH, said. “The addition of the weekday 5 p.m. show will continue to make us the news leader in the Charleston-Huntington market.”

News Director Matt Snyder said the station will tap all of its news resources to produce “Eyewitness News At 5.”

“We’ll be using our full complement of anchors and reporters to cover stories and provide content that matters the most to our viewers,” Snyder said. “If you look at the level of experience and longevity our news talent has in this market, it’s clear you’re not just watching quality news professionals but you’re watching people who’ve lived and worked here for years. They deeply care about the same things our viewers do. That sense of community matters.”

“Eyewitness News At 5” joins a strong news lineup that features shows Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. on WCHS; 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on WVAH; noon to 1 p.m. on WCHS; 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on WCHS; 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WVAH; and 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on WCHS. Weekend news shows air from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on WCHS; 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WVAH; and 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on WCHS.

As part of the introduction of “Eyewitness News At 5,” “Judge Judy” will move on weekdays to the 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. time slot.



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