Monday, August 14, 2017

FOX 26 debuts new 10pm newscast

FOX 26 KRIV debuts "The News Edge at 10pm" while "Isiah Factor: Uncensored" to follow at 10:30pm and "What's Your Point" continues Sunday mornings

UPDATE AUGUST 20, 2017
Melinda Spaulding leaves FOX 26 for TSU

Kaitlin Monte

Effective August 21st, FOX 26 will debut “THE News Edge at 10 p.m.,” announced station Vice President and News Director, Susan Schiller. This Monday-Friday half-hour newscast will follow the station’s current late newscast, “Fox 26 News at 9” and lead into “Fox 26 News Isiah Factor: Uncensored,” which will return weeknights at 10:30 p.m. With this expansion, the station will produce 57.5 hours of local news programming each week, more local news than any other station in the market.

In making the announcement, Schiller added, “This additional half hour of news allows us bring viewers’ perspectives into the issues affecting and taking place in our city and gives us an opportunity to expand our commitment to local news programming.”

Anchored by Kaitlin Monte, “THE News Edge at 10 p.m.” will offer viewers a fast-paced format, which will allow the audience to engage with FOX 26 on trending news and topics relevant to them via the station’s various social media channels.

Kaitlin Monte will also continue to anchor the 5 and 9 p.m. news alongside Jonathan Martin.

Monte added, "I love the people of Houston and am thrilled to be tasked with bringing to life the FOX 26 News team's vision for this new newscast.”

“Fox 26 News Isiah Factor: Uncensored” will follow “THE News Edge at 10 p.m.” as a weeknight half-hour broadcast. Host Isiah Carey will be joined by one of Houston’s most popular DJ’s each night, including DJ SupaStar, DJ Yon Don, and the Houston Rockets’ DJ T. Gray. “It’s a Damn Shame,” “Is This America?” and “Crazy Azz Criminals” will return as featured segments.

In addition, “What’s Your Point” hosted by FOX 26 veteran Political Reporter, Greg Groogan, will stay in its currently timeslot this Fall on Sunday mornings at 7 a.m.

This no holds barred discussion examines the political and social issues of the day across every level, from the nation’s Capital, to the Texas state capital, to Houston’s City Hall. Among the panelists are: legendary investigative reporter and media consultant, Wayne Dolcefino, “Sunday Morning Live” Host on Majic 102.1 and owner of Houston’s famous The Breakfast Klub, Marcus Davis, Breitbart Texas Associate Editor, Bob Price, commentator and attorney, Nyanza Moore, Republican strategist Jessica Colon and well-known author and educator, Tony Diaz.

Other prominent voices from across the community that have been added to the panel include political reporter and member of the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board, Doug Miller, and community activist Derec Muhammad, Houston political insider, Tomaro Bell, Deputy Harris County Attorney, Terry O’Rourke, Tea Party attorney and activist Jared Woodfill, well-known election analyst, Jay Ayer and investment banker and radio host, Lance Roberts.

NEW LINEUP:

Monday - Friday (beginning week of 8/21):

· 9 – 10 p.m. “Fox 26 News at 9”
· 10-10:30 p.m. “THE News Edge at 10 p.m.”
· 10:30 – 11 p.m. – “Fox 26 News: Isiah Factor Uncensored”
· 11 – 11:30 p.m. – “TMZ”
· 11:30 – 12 a.m. – “Dish Nation”
· 12 – 12:30 a.m. – “Access Hollywood”
· 12:30 – 1:30 a.m. – “TMZ Live”
· 1:30 – 2 a.m. – “Divorce Court”

Monday – Friday (beginning week of 9/11):

· 9 – 10 p.m. “Fox 26 News at 9”
· 10 – 10:30 p.m. – “THE News Edge at 10 p.m.”
· 10:30 – 11 p.m. – “Fox 26 News: Isiah Factor Uncensored”
· 11 – 11:30 p.m. – “TMZ”
· 11:30 – 12 a.m. – “Dish Nation”
· 12 – 12:30 a.m. – “Top 30”
· 12:30 – 1 a.m. – “Access Hollywood”
· 1 – 2 a.m. – “TMZ Live”

Monday – Friday (beginning week of 9/18):

· 9 – 10 p.m. “Fox 26 News at 9”
· 10 – 10:30 p.m. – “THE News Edge at 10 p.m.”
· 10:30 – 11 p.m. – “Fox 26 News: Isiah Factor Uncensored”
· 11 – 11:30 p.m. – “TMZ”
· 11:30 – 12 a.m. – “Page Six TV”
· 12 – 12:30 a.m. – “Top 30”
· 12:30 – 1 a.m. – “Access Hollywood”
· 1 – 1:30 a.m. – “Dish Nation”
· 1:30 – 2 a.m. – “TMZ”

KRIV is part of the FOX Television Stations, one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

(This post was taken from a release sent to me by FOX Television Stations)



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