New Morning Show Is Coming to Portland

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Nexstar’s Portland, Ore., CW station is adding a morning show.

The new two-hour show will debut Feb. 3 and will air 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays. It offers a mix of local news, weather, sports and traffic. The addition of this program will add 10 hours per week of local news content.

“Nexstar’s television stations are deeply committed to serving their local communities with informative, engaging and exclusive local content,” said Tim Busch, president of Nexstar Broadcasting. “Following our acquisition of KRCW-TV, Nexstar’s goal was to provide more local programming to the viewers of the greater Portland area and southwest Washington. Now, with the success of KRCW-TV’s most recently added prime-time news, we are extremely proud to be delivering even more high-quality news programming from KOIN-TV, with the launch of KOIN News AM Extra. This new local programming will strengthen KRCW-TV’s connection to the area’s viewers and advertisers, and enable KRCW-TV to broaden its digital offerings to its consumers.”


The show will be produced by KOIN, the Nexstar-owned CBS station in the market. The show will be commercial free for the first 20 minutes.