Boise, Idaho stations KIVI-TV Today’s 6 News and KNIN-TV K9, the local CW affiliate, announced Tuesday the upcoming launch of two half-hour newscasts.
On KIVI, Today’s 6 News is adding a half-hour at 4 p.m., to be anchored by Don Nelson. The segment will feature reports from Michelle Edmonds and weather updates from Chief Meteorologist Scott Dorval. The focus will be on breaking national and local news, as well as the latest in entertainment news. With the new segment, the station will produce four and a half hours of news coverage every weekday.
On KNIN, Today’s Channel 6 at 9 on KNIN will bring area viewers the first-ever local newscast on the local CW affiliate station. The new half-hour segment will be anchored by Nelson and Edmonds with weather forecasts from Dorval.
KIVI-TV Today’s 6 and KNIN-TV are owned by Journal Broadcast Group.
“The 4 p.m. newscast on KIVI will give viewers a jump start on their evening news with a format that is higher energy and more fast paced,” said News Director Robby Messer. “With Today’s Channel 6 at 9 on KNIN, we’ll be able to bring local and national news coverage to an entirely new audience and provide an important programming alternative to viewers throughout the Treasure Valley.”