Austin Station Adding Midday Content

By Kevin Eck 

Starting Monday, viewers of Austin NBC affiliate KXAN will see more of local lifestyle show Studio 512 and the Midday newscast.

The station says it’s adding thirty minutes to both Studio 512 and the Noon newscast. Studio 512 will also move from 12:30 p.m. to 11 a.m.

“This is a return to our hour-long noon newscast format so we can provide in-depth coverage of the day’s most important developments,” said KXAN news director Chad Cross.

KNVA entertainment reporter Joe Barlow will join Amanda Tatom on Studio 512.

“The local content expansion is simply an effort to provide our viewers with more content specifically relevant to their lives here in Central Texas,” said Eric Lassberg, president and GM of KXAN, KNVA and KBVO. “Our mission is all about serving the people of this local community valuable, interesting and relevant content.”