Los Angeles Station Plans 5 PM Weekday Newscast

By Kevin Eck 

Nexstar’s Los Angeles CW affiliate KTLA is launching a 5 p.m. newscast next month.

The weekday newscast, which will begin airing on Oct. 4, will be anchored by Pedro Rivera and Cher Calvin along with meteorologist Vera Jimenez, who also works the 6, 6:30, 10 and 11 p.m. shows.

Rivera comes from Sacramento sister station KTXL. On Friday, Rivera posted a goodbye to KTXL viewers on Facebook.


“Thank you to all my co-workers who made today special,” wrote Rivera. “Thank you Mae Fesai being an excellent mentor. Martina Del Bonta my partner in crime, it was great to grow as an anchor with you by my side. Richard Sharp FOX40 for pushing me to work harder everyday. Adam Epstein Thank you making it easy for me to be myself on the desk.”

The weekday 5 p.m. newscast will add to the station’s news hours during the weeek. KTLA already has a weekend 5 p.m. newscast that is anchored by Rick Chambers and Courtney Friel.