WCTI Adds Additional News Broadcast at 5:30 p.m.

By Merrill Knox Comment

WCTI, the ABC affiliate for Eastern North Carolina, is adding another half-hour of news to their lineup. The new show will air at 5:30 p.m. and debut on August 15.

Anchored by Brian North and Jaime McCutcheon, the show will bring the collective hours of news produced by WCTI and sister stations WFXI-WYDO to 30 hours weekly.

“We are excited about bringing the Greenville, New Bern and Jacksonville market this 5:30 p.m. newscast,” VP-GM Lyle Schulze said in a statement. “Local news is the signature of Bonten Media Group and WTCI-WFXI-WYDO … we are thrilled to provide our viewers and advertisers with even more local news and content.”

The station currently airs “Inside Edition” in the 5:30 p.m. timeslot.