Detroit-area residents finally now have another news operation.
Granite-owned WMYD-TV, a My Network TV affiliate, is launching a new 10 p.m. newscast beginning on Monday titled TV 20 News at 10. The half-hour newscast is going head-to-head with Fox-owned WJBK-TV’s long established 10 p.m. show.
This marks the first time there has been a competing newscast at 10 since 2005, when CBS-owned UPN affiliate (now CW) WKBD-TV canceled a newscast produced by a rival station. WKBD and sister station WWJ-TV once had a news operation, but it was shut in December 2002, leaving the Motor City with only three TV news operations – the smallest number in a top 20 market.
WMYD was once known as WXON-TV and WDWB-TV.
More news expansion: Fox-owned KTTV in Los Angeles is adding another newscast, this time at 10 a.m., after Good Day L.A. The half-hour newscast debuts this Monday.
Recently, sister station WFLD-TV here in Chicago expanded Good Day Chicago another hour, from 9 to 10 a.m.