Anchors Away in Houston News Experiment

By Andrew Gauthier 


A ship can float without an anchor, so why not a TV newscast? Tribune Broadcasting is about to try a no-anchor newscast on KIAH-TV (CW) Houston.

If the experiment works, “NewsFix” might show up on other Tribune TV stations with news ratings problems.

“We’ve shot a pilot or prototype and we’ll be developing the concept further for the Houston market. It will be very, very different from a traditional newscast and we’re excited about it–but it is a work in progress,” Tribune Company spokesman Gary Weitman told RBR-TVBR. More…