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NBC 7 SAN DIEGO / KNSD EXPANDS MIDDAY NEWSCAST

“NBC 7 News Midday” will air from 11 AM to 12 Noon Monday to Fridays and will be co-anchored by Greg Bledsoe and Marianne Kushi

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 3, 2017 – NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD today announced the expansion of its current weekday newscast, NBC 7 News Midday at 11 AM, by one half-hour. The new, hour-long midday newscast debuts today and will deliver San Diego area viewers the latest local breaking news, real-time weather forecasts and sports and entertainment headlines. The expanded newscasts will be co-anchored by Greg Bledsoe and Marianne Kushi, and weathercaster Whitney Southwick will deliver the latest weather news.

“We’re pleased to expand our midday news to one full hour to deliver the people of San Diego more complete and in-depth coverage about the news that is happening around them and throughout the world,” said Greg Dawson, Vice-President of News, NBC 7. “This local news expansion serves as another example of our commitment to providing our viewers and the communities we serve the news and information they need to stay ahead, when they want it and how they want to receive it.”

With the expansion of the NBC 7’s midday newscast, Access Hollywood will move to 2 AM on weekdays rounding out the station’s late night programming which features The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Last Call with Carson Daily.

Today’s announcement reflects NBC 7’s commitment to providing viewers with more of the local news, weather, sports and entertainment programming they want across multiple platforms. In addition to delivering viewers more than 37 hours of local news programming each week, NBC 7 recently unveiled a brand new, state-of-the-art broadcast facility that features the latest broadcast technologies and numerous energy-efficient elements. As one of the most advanced broadcast centers in the country, NBC 7’s news teams now have access to the best newsgathering tools to help them deliver the best-in-class news coverage that San Diego viewers deserve and can count on.

NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD
NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD is NBCUniversal’s local owned television station serving San Diego for more than 50 years. NBC 7 provides viewers coverage they can count on and delivers more than 37 hours of local news and programming every week. The station features exclusive investigative news franchises including NBC 7 Investigates, NBC 7 Responds and Down to Earth with Dagmar and also produces local programs including Politically Speaking and SoundDiego. Featuring the largest social following in San Diego, NBC 7 also provides news and information to viewers across all platforms, including online at NBCSanDiego.com and through its dedicated station app and social media channels. The station’s multicast channel, COZI TV, features some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and movies. NBC 7 collaborates with local non-profit organizations to help strengthen San Diego.

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