D.C.’s WJLA Pushing Morning Newscast to 4:30

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post

Months after three local Washington stations debuted 4:30 a.m. newscasts, WJLA is joining the super-early news party, the ABC affiliate announced Thursday.

“Good Morning Washington” will start at 4:30 a.m. beginning Monday, with “GMW” newscaster Alison Starling in the anchor seat.

“Basically, we want to serve the early risers,” station manager Bill Lord said. “When you look at how many people are awake and watching television that time of day, it is shocking.” More…