The news was first reported by Broadcasting & Cable.
Anchoring the new 4 a.m. newscast is Kristen Nicole and Natalie Bomke. With the expansion, WFLD matches cross-town rival WGN-TV in the number of hours of morning news airing each day at six each from 4 to 10 a.m.
“The expansion to six hours of local news every morning is just another step in Fox 32’s commitment to providing our viewers local news when they need it, both on-air and digitally,” said Dennis Welsh, WFLD’s vice president and general manager in a press release.
WFLD and sister station WPWR recently made programming moves of its own this week, with WFLD moving Extra from 6 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., replacing it with yet another run of TMZ, while adding an additional 6 p.m. airing of The Big Bang Theory to WPWR’s lineup.