NBC-owned subsidiaries in New York and Los Angeles launch local news broadcasts at 7 p.m. on Monday, supplanting Access Hollywood at 7:30 p.m. and face Peril! and Interior edition.
Adding newsletters is unusual for the time period, which has typically been reserved for subscribed magazines and game shows.
WNBC-TV New York will air a half-hour newscast featuring David Ushery, Natalie Pasquarella, Janice Huff and Bruce Beck. KNBC-TV Los Angeles will kick off a half hour anchored by Colleen Williams and starring meteorologist Melissa Magee. TV news will follow NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt but are also a further extension of the early evening news. Both stations broadcast local news from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Access Hollywood will pass at 7:30 p.m., replacing the Access Hollywood spin off All access, which was canceled.
The movement also comes as Peril! introduced guest hosts, who reportedly intend to name a permanent successor to the late Alex Trebek before the start of the next season this summer. Among those who have hosted are Anderson Cooper, Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings, Aaron Rodgers and Katie Couric.
Renee Washington, vice president of news at NBC4 Los Angeles, said the new newscast “offers and provides the opportunity to provide critical information and deepen the stories that matter to the diverse communities we serve in Southland. “.
News bulletins also contrast with actions taken by cable news networks. Fox News moved its 7 p.m. newspaper in favor of Fox News in prime time, featuring different opinion leaders, with plans to select a permanent personality for the slot machine. MSNBC launched last year The ReidOut, with Joy Reid, and CNN’s Erin Burnett offered more commentary on her show, Erin Burnett up front.