WDSU Adds Saturday Newscast

By Kevin Eck 

New Orleans NBC affiliate WDSU is adding a 6 p.m. newscast on Saturdays.

Starting Saturday, the hourlong newscast will follow NBC Nightly News and will be anchored by Gina Swanson, meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy and sports anchor Fletcher Mackel and Sharief Ishaq.

“WDSU has long recognized the need and appetite for local news on weekends,” said WDSU news director Jonathan Shelley. “For many years, WDSU was only station providing local news on weekend mornings. Now, we are once again adding the resources necessary to meet viewer demand for local news in the evening hours.”