NY’s WPIX Pulls Plug on 6:30pm Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier Comment

Daily News

WPIX Logo Less than a year after WPIX/Ch. 11 got into the 6:30 p.m. news business, the station is getting out.

Later this month, the station will pull the plug on the half-hour newscast anchored by Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong. The time period will be turned over to sitcom reruns.

“We have decided to move our resources to late news and morning news, and we’re confident this will speed growth in both,” station news director Bill Carey said Tuesday. More…