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WMAQ-Channel 5 beefing up weekend morning news schedule
More weekend morning news is headed to WMAQ-Channel 5 airwaves later this month.
Starting July 27, NBC 5 Chicago will add 2.5 hours of weekend morning news to the schedule. Weekend morning newscasts on Saturday and Sunday will begin at 5 a.m. And on Sunday, a half-hour will be added at 10 a.m.
This means the station will have 6.5 hours of local weekend morning news, more than any station in the market.
The NBC 5 weekend morning newscasts are anchored by Kim Vatis and Anthony Ponce with meteorologist Cheryl Scott.
The “Weekend Today Show” schedule remains the same, airing Saturdays from 7 to 9 a.m. and Sundays from 7 to 8 a.m.
The new weekend morning news schedule: