FOX8 expands newscasts, brings more local news to Piedmont
HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Piedmont station already number one with the most local news, is listening to viewers and doing it again.
FOX8 is expanding their commitment to bring more local news and weather where viewers have said they want it.
Beginning Feb. 3, the FOX8 Noon News and the FOX8 six o’clock News will each expand with 30 more minutes of coverage.
The FOX8 Noon News will expand to a full hour with FOX8 anchors Brad Jones, Cindy Farmer and meteorologist Emily Byrd.
The FOX8 6pm News will add a 630-7pm half hour, creating the Piedmont’s first and only local evening newscast at 6:30pm.
FOX8’s Neill McNeill, Katie Nordeen, and chief meteorologist Van Denton will anchor this newscast giving viewers another option to catch up with the day’s news on their time schedule.
“There are 1.6 million potential viewers in this area, said Karen Koutsky, Vice President of News. “With that many people in the Piedmont, there’s a growing demand for local news when people can watch it after getting home from work. It will be a fast-paced half hour encompassing the biggest stories locally, nationally, and internationally. It will also be the only place to get an up-to-date weather forecast to plan your evening and tomorrow.”
The expansion of the FOX8 Noon News and the FOX8 Six O’clock News on February 3rd will provide Piedmont viewers a total of nine and one half hours of local news every weekday on FOX8. The most local news produced by any station in the Piedmont.
“FOX8’s commitment to providing the Piedmont with the absolute best in local news is unmatched. The addition of this news coverage is evidence of that,” said Jim Himes, President and General Manager of FOX8/WGHP.