CBS News Detroit Set to Launch Tonight

By Kevin Eck 

CBS News Detroit, the hyper-local streaming and broadcast news service based at CBS owned station WWJ, will launch this evening (Monday, Jan. 23) with newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m. ET on WWJ and simulcast on the CBS News Detroit streaming channel.

CBS built CBS News Detroit from the ground up over the last year. The launch will give WWJ its own full-scale local news department for the first time since becoming a CBS Television Network-owned station in 1995.

Pictured is (from left) the CBS News Detroit evening team: sports anchor Ronnie Duncan, news anchors Jeff Skversky and Shaina Humphries and meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey.


CBS said WWJ has been called the Newsroom of the Future since it was designed and built with a streaming-first mentality.

The initial launch of CBS News Detroit will feature live evening newscasts on weekdays. In the coming weeks, the service will expand by rolling out live newscasts in other weekday and weekend dayparts. The plan is to have local news 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, WWJ will broadcast live CBS News Detroit newscasts 40 hours per week in early morning, midday, early and late evenings.

With the launch of CBS News Detroit, CBS News and Stations has debuted local news streaming channels in all 14 major U.S. markets where Paramount Global owns local CBS stations. The CBS News Streaming Network also includes local channels from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Miami, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.