In NE Pennsylvania, New Station to Produce WOLF News

By Andrew Gauthier 

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The Times Leader

WBRE-TV, Channel 28, has signed a multi-year deal with WOLF-TV to produce the Fox 56 News at 10. The Jan. 1 newscast will be the first under the agreement.

The deal also calls for what has been a 30-minute program to expand to one hour. The 11 p.m. news team for WBREs Eyewitness News broadcast will handle duties for the 10 p.m. news on Fox.

WNEP-TV, Channel 16, the ABC affiliate for Northeastern Pennsylvania, has handled the duties of producing and staffing the 10 p.m. news on Fox since 1991. It is the oldest relationship of its kind in the country.

WNEP General Manager Chuck Morgan said WNEP made the decision to terminate the deal so it could continue to produce a 10 p.m. live news show that will air on its WNEP2 starting Jan. 1.

“This is something we’ve been considering for quite a while,” Morgan said. “Doing the news on WOLF was a good opportunity at the time. But our first goal is to do our news on our own station.” More…