Dma 7 (Boston)

WFXT Adding An Hour Of News At 5 P.M.

Fox25 News at 5:00 will debut in Boston on Oct. 7 and will be anchored by Maria Stephanos, Mark Ockerbloom and Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz.

Fox O&O WFXT Boston (DMA 7) will add an early evening one-hour newscast, Fox25 News at 5:00 beginning Monday, Oct. 7. The additional newscast (the station currently airs news at 6 and 10 and 11 p.m. weekdays) will air Monday through Friday.

Fox25 News at 5:00 will be anchored by Maria Stephanos, Mark Ockerbloom and Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz with additional news staff contributing. (they also do the 6, 10 and 11 pm newscasts)

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The station says the new broadcast will feature a mix of news, weather, traffic, viewer interaction, opinions and live guests from WFXT’s Beacon Hill and Dedham studios.

This additional hour means WFXT will be airing 52 hours of local news. 

Fox25 News at 5:00 will be followed by Fox25 News at 6:00. Dr. Oz will move to weekdays at 3 p.m. followed by TMZ Live at 4.

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Comments (6) -

PlasmaMan Nickname posted over 3 years ago
There 6PM on Tuesday did a 1.0/2 the 6:30PM a 0.8/1 - Can't wait to see what the 5PM does.
joeseph Nickname posted over 3 years ago
You mean their, not there, slugger
Justaskin Nickname posted over 3 years ago
News is the easiest thing to sell...regardless of the ratings. Adding another hour of news is inexpensive given the size of the news operation they have. The station gets 100% of the inventory and with 2014 being another political year (and with politicians/issues buying anything that even resembles news) they'll have another revenue opportunity. This is all about the billing, not the ratings.
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FlashFlood Nickname posted over 3 years ago
We have 2 stations here in Orlando doing a 4 PM newscast; these 2 stations and 2 other stations (4 stations total) do newscasts at 5 PM and 6 PM as well.
Insider Nickname posted over 3 years ago
like every other market in america now.
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