KBJR, Gray’s NBC and CBS affiliated stations in Duluth, Minnesota, is combining into one team, Norther News Now. This move makes Northern News Now the largest newsroom in the Duluth/Superior television market.
KBJR, Gray’s NBC and CBS affiliate in Duluth, Minn., is combining its journalism operations into one team: Northern News Now.
This move, the station says, makes Northern News Now the largest newsroom in the Duluth-Superior television market and allows for local newscasts at new times on CBS: 4 and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. Northern News Now will deliver more than 25 hours of original local newscasts weekly on its NBC and CBS channels.
“Every move we’re making in regards to our news product is research based. In fact, some of the most important guidance comes directly from our viewer’s own comments and opinions,” says Todd Wentworth, Northern News Now GM.
“Local television viewing today centers on live, local programming with a commitment to community. It is our mission to continue to deliver the information that our viewers have grown to rely on.” “The 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. newscasts on CBS are great times to see local news due to the busy and varied schedules people have nowadays,” says Matt McConico, Northern News Now news director. “Along with more opportunities to see local news, the 6:30 p.m. newscast will feature daily stories from our group’s award-winning investigative reporting team. Their investigative work has changed laws and made people’s lives safe. I believe our news customers will truly appreciate their work.”
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