AUSTIN (KXAN) — KXAN-TV, the NBC affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group, Inc. serving the Austin, Texas, market (DMA #39), announced Wednesday it is expanding its early news, airing Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting on Monday, Sept. 10. To facilitate the continuous hour of local news, KXAN will be moving the first run episode of Jeopardy to 4 p.m. and the re-run episode of Jeopardy to 5:30 p.m. on the CW Austin.
“By beginning our evening newscast at 4:30 p.m., we hope to display our commitment to providing Central Texans with more local news and local content than ever before,” said Vice President and General Manager Eric Lassberg. “We remain 100 percent committed to providing great journalism, especially investigative journalism, to our audience with the intent of making our community a better place to live.”
The expanded local news programming highlights KXAN’s commitment to addressing the needs of Central Texans through the delivery of in-depth, local reporting and investigations that deliver results for viewers. KXAN anchors Robert Hadlock and Sydney Benter will deliver the news while chief weathercaster Jim Spencer will deliver the weather story of the day.
“As Austin and Central Texas continues growing rapidly, there are more and more important developments happening every day,” said KXAN news director Chad Cross. “This additional half-hour of local news allows us to provide in-depth coverage on all of the day’s biggest stories.”
KXAN’s award-winning, in-depth news and weather coverage has led to it consistently being the most viewed news station in the market. KXAN Investigates is a nationally-recognized, award-winning team of journalists. They have been honored with the national IRE Award from the Investigative Reporters & Editors organization, the national Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, the national SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of National Journalists and the national Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award.
About KXAN News
KXAN News is a station dedicated to serving the community by delivering in-depth, investigative coverage that gets results for Central Texans and provides quality storytelling on all platforms.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 170 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets, or approximately 39 percent of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.