Fox 13 News expanding midday newscast

Posted at 10:00 AM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 13:31:31-04

SALT LAKE CITY – KSTU/FOX 13, Tribune Broadcasting’s Salt Lake City station, announced the expansion of the station’s midday newscast Thursday.

Beginning Monday, April 25, FOX 13’s midday news will expand from 90 minutes to two hours, airing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

With the news expansion, FOX 13 will now produce 9 ½ hours of live, local news each weekday, with a total of 57 news hours per week.

The 11 a.m.-noon newscast will continue to be anchored by Kerri Cronk, Kelly Chapman and Allison Croghan, with Max Roth and Allison Croghan anchoring 12 noon-1 p.m.

“Utah’s most-watched news has tripled the amount of coverage in the past decade. Together with our groundbreaking social media outreach, news content and distribution is our commitment, not a campaign,” said Tim Ermish, FOX 13 General Manager

FOX 13’s 57 hours of live, local news coverage is approximately 50% more hours of news than any other station in the market.

“This expansion further demonstrates Fox 13’s commitment to delivering quality local news to our viewers at times that are convenient for them,” said Marc Sternfield, News Director. “We are proud to be Utah’s leader in breadth and depth of local news coverage.”

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