KCAL News Los Angeles expands to 7 hours of morning TV

KCAL-TV, the one native station with a three-hour prime-time information block, is launching a morning information franchise that may air on the station and the CBS News Los Angeles streaming channel.

Rudabeh Shahbazi, who was an anchor and nationwide correspondent on the Chicago-based NewsNation cable information community, and Kalyna Astrinos, a morning anchor at KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, have been named anchors of the weekday telecast. Shahbazi will be a part of present anchor Jamie Yuccas to helm the 7 to 10 a.m. portion of KCAL’s deliberate seven-hour, 4 to 11 a.m. block. Astrinos will anchor KCAL’s 4 to 4:30 a.m. newscast and function the station’s morning site visitors anchor.

Each new anchors are veterans of Los Angeles newscasts. Shahbazi was a reporter and substitute anchor at KABC-TV from 2011-15. Astrinos labored as a site visitors anchor for KABC-TV and native radio stations from 2009-15.

“KCAL has established itself as one of the most-watched and trusted local news stations in Southern California — primarily because of its nightly three-hour primetime newscasts that were a first-in-the-country experiment when they were launched in 1990 with an anchor team that included Jerry Dunphy and Pat Harvey,” Joel Vilmenay, president and basic supervisor of CBS News and Stations’ native companies in Los Angeles, mentioned in an announcement. “Now the time has come for another bold venture: the expansion of KCAL News to mornings.”

Coinciding with the December launch of KCAL’s morning newscasts, sister station KCBS-TV will start airing stay broadcasts of “CBS Mornings” from 4 to six a.m., whereas additionally persevering with to hold the West Coast editions of the CBS News morning program from 7 to 9 a.m. KCAL’s morning information will air on each KCBS and KCAL from 6 to 7 a.m.