WPMT York, Pa., Adding 6:30 P.M. News
Tribune Fox affiliate WPMT in the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pa. market (DMA 41) announced Wednesday that it will debut Fox43 News at 6:30 on Sept. 21.
The new broadcast will feature the same news team as the station's 10 p.m. newscast.
The station said that at 6:30, its viewers do not have any option for local news since the three competing network affiliates are airing national news programs then. WPMT said it feels "that the time is right for a local news option."
Fox43 News at 6:30 will be WPMT's third newscast, following Fox43 News at Ten and Fox43 Morning News.
Fox43 News at 6:30 will be anchored by longtime News at Ten leads Evan Forrester and Heather Warner.
Fox43 News at 6:30 is not the station's only new addition. Starting Sept. 4, WPMT will debut the Snyder's of Hanover High School Football Frenzy. This weekly half-hour show will air every Friday at 6 p.m. for the duration of the high school football season. Frenzy, hosted by WPMT Sports Director Todd Sadowski, will be a pre-game preview show instead of a post-game wrap-up show.