KCAL-TV Launches 7-Hour Morning Local Newscast, KCBS-TV To Air Double Runs Of ‘CBS Mornings’

Paramount Global’s CBS News and Stations has made morning lineup changes for two of its Los Angeles TV stations. independent kcal-TV goes from 0 to 7 — the only news station in the LA market that doesn’t do morning news, it’s launching today KCAL News MorningSeven-hour weekday morning news franchise from 4-11AM PT.

from 6-7 in the morning, KCAL News Morning will be broadcast simultaneously on both KCAL and kcbs-TV, the West Coast flagship of the CBS Television Network. (The entire newscast will be available on the CBS News Los Angeles streaming channel.)

As KCAL is entering the morning local news game in a big way, KCBS is reducing its morning newscast to 2.5 hours. Instead, KCBS is focusing on national and global news coverage by adding live broadcasts. CBS Morningfrom 4-6 a.m. PT – the first CBS station in the country to do so – as well as continuing to air the West Coast version of CBS News’ morning program in its longtime 7-9 a.m. PT timeslot.

The two stations have a shared newsroom, and anchors who have been anchoring the KCBS morning newscasts are set to anchor the new newscasts on KCAL (you can see a list below). Overall, the stations have added 33 employees over the past year for an overall increase in local news morning production.

In March 1990, KCAL became the first television station in the country to launch a nightly three-hour primetime local newscast (8–11 PM). The station has recently aired syndicated true crime programs and court show repeats in the mornings. In addition to its local newscasts, KCBS is broadcast from 4-7 AM. cbs morning news, An early national newscast produced by CBS news stations that would not be carried forward.

anchor lineup for KCAL News Morning,

4:00-4:30am Kalyana Estrenos

4:30-6:00am Chris Holmstrom and Marcy Gonzalez

6:00-7:00am Marcy Gonzalez & Rudabeh Shahbazi

7:00-10:00am Jamie Yukkas and Rudabeh Shahbazi

10:00-11:00am Amy Johnson