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Sunday, August 26, 2018

abc13 KTRK to debut 3pm newscast

Chauncy Glover and Mayra Moreno to anchor new 3pm newscast on abc13 KTRK starting Sept. 10th 2018

This morning, abc13 KTRK announced it is debuting its new Eyewitness News at 3pm, Monday, September 10th.

In all my years of blogging, I don't think a Houston TV station has ever announced a new weekday newscast on a Sunday morning.

Nor can I think of any company making a major announcement on a Sunday morning, but what do I know about marketing, I am just a dunderpate who writes on a free account.

I guess it all makes more sense being that KTRK is moving its weekend morning news anchors, Chauncy Glover and Mayra Moreno, to that new show.

This means that Glover and Moreno will team back up with former weekend morning meteorologist Elita Loresca who moved to weekdays a while ago.

Today channel 13 viewers have been asking me if I knew about this. The answer is yes.

There have been tons of rumors about this show going back a decade or more.

Back when The Wayne Brady Show followed by the The Tony Danza Show failed to endure in the ratings. Once KTRK found the winning combo of the syndicated shows Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Inside Edition, rumors of a possible 3pm newscast seemed to fade until more recently.

I never blogged about this new 3pm show because I kept hearing all kinds of changing information about it. If I would have published at different points, the info would have been outdated the next week.

I've heard differing accounts of anchors, meteorologists and reporters who were all going to be allegedly working the show. I've heard the station was considering bringing former Houston talent back to the Bayou City to work it. I've heard people from other Houston stations were seen inside KTRK.

But none of that matters now, we know the eventual outcome today.

Here are a few things I am not totally sure about after today's announcement. For one, is the new newscast 30 minutes or an hour? I've also heard talk about it having more of a feature feel than other newscasts.

Guess we'll see on 9/10/2018 when the show hits the air.

What I can guess is that news director Wendy Granato has high hopes for the Glover and Moreno anchor team. Considering the attention, that especially Glover has been receiving, are we seeing the future main anchors move up through the Eyewitness News ranks? The 3pm today, the 6pm and 10pm news in the future?

So who will be sliding into the now empty weekend morning news chairs?

We learned from today's newscast video, the self-proclaimed "Dallas team" of reporters Erica Simon and Steven Romo.

Collin Myers will remain as the weekend morning meteorologist.

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