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Nexstar Commits to Local News

Topic: Local News
Posted on 1/29/2020

Nexstar Media Group’s CBS affiliate KOIN-TV Portland, Ore., will begin airing a new local morning show on February 3. The show "KOIN News AM Extra" will cover local and breaking news, sports, weather, traffic and life in the Portland area.

“Offering a local news alternative to viewers in the morning, at a time period predominantly filled with network news, enables us to connect with local viewers in a new and unique way and deepens our engagement with the local community,” said General Manager Patrick Nevin.

In addition, Nexstar’s CW affiliate KRCW-TV’s Portland, Ore., expanded its evening news program in October from 30 minutes to an hour.

“Nexstar’s television stations are deeply committed to serving their local communities with informative, engaging, and exclusive local content,” said Nexstar President Tim Busch.

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