Topic: Local News
Posted on 4/3/2016
Nexstar’s CBS affiliate KLAS-TV Las Vegas invested $1.3 million into upgrading all aspects of its broadcast operation, including news sets, equipment and weather technology. KLAS will debut expanded local news programming this fall, plus a new local lifestyle show scheduled to launch in early 2017. The station is hiring additional news and production personnel to support the expanded local programming. “We are raising our commitment to local viewers, hometown businesses, and public organizations,” said Vice President and General Manager Lisa Howfield. ‘‘The Valley’s News Leader’ brand will empower our viewers to make informed decisions and take action with our exceptional local news coverage and the most accurate weather forecasts.”
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