Nexstar will expand local news activities

Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., has announced the expansion of local news outlets in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

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“The company plans to merge its two television stations, which currently serve the area, WDVM-TV (Ind) in Hagerstown and WDCW-TV (CW) in Washington, DC (DMA № 7), into one central location in the capital of the country. The new combined operation will be called “DC News Now”.

“Both TV stations will broadcast from the new state-of-the-art newsroom and studio currently under construction on Wisconsin Avenue, while maintaining a significant presence in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The central news gathering operation will be supported by three newly established satellite news offices in Hagerstown and Frederick, Maryland, and Chantilly, Virginia. Each new office will serve as an expanded newsroom and studio for DC News Now, capable of direct reporting and staffed with additional journalists who will cover local news even more.

“The new premises and expanded staff will create a solid foundation from which WDVM-TV will launch a new nightly news broadcast at 9pm on ET, extend existing morning news by one hour and add a thirty-minute daily sports show at 11pm. ET WDCW-TV will start a new nightly news release at 22:00 on ET.

“Following DC’s expansion, News Now will provide more than 67 hours of local news each week, covering more communities than any other local broadcaster serving Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.”

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