published on June 6, 2016 - 8:22 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

ABC30 has announced plans to expand its half-hour midday newscast to one hour.

Beginning Sept. 12, ABC30 Action News Midday will run from 11 a.m. to noon and be anchored by Jason Oliveira and Margot Kim, with StormWarn30 weather forecasts by meteorologist Rob Bradley.

The expanded midday newscast will kick off a new daytime schedule. Following ABC30 Action News Midday at 11 a.m. will be The Chew at noon, General Hospital at 1 p.m., Who Wants to be a Millionaire at 2 p.m., a new syndicated show Right This Minute at 2:30 p.m. and Dr. Oz at his new time at 3 p.m.

“We’re very excited to expand to an hour-long newscast at 11 a.m.,” ABC30 President and General Manager Dan Adams said. “The expansion of ABC30 Action News Midday reinforces our commitment to providing the best local news to our viewers in the Central Valley, whenever and wherever they are”.

Once the change is made, ABC30 will be producing nearly 40 hours of local news every week.

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