WCBS Will Be First CBS Station to Join CBSN Local

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Local CBS stations will begin streaming newscasts as part of CBSN’s expansion.

CBSN is the 24/7 steaming news service from CBS News and CBS Interactive that delivers live national and global coverage of news events.

Starting in the fourth quarter of 2018, local CBS stations will jump on board and form CBSN Local. WCBS will be the pioneer station.

“CBSN Local is the exciting next chapter in how our stations will serve audiences seeking local news on all of the most popular content consumption platforms,” said Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations. “These streaming local news services will be a terrific companion to the award-winning national and global news reporting provided by CBSN. Working together, we look forward to making the outstanding local news coverage produced by our stations available to a wider audience, anytime and anywhere people want to view it.”

WCBS anchors will lead the local programming that will be available on CBS.com and through the CBS app. It will feature livestreams of the station’s morning, daytime and evening newscasts plus additional newscasts that will be produced exclusively for CBSN.

KCBS in Los Angeles will be the second station to onboard later this year.