“Fox59’s top priority is continuing to offer the most news and information, at a variety of times that are convenient to our viewers,” said Vice President and General Manager Larry Delia. “There is no other station more committed to serving Central Indiana – on the air and out in our communities - than Fox59.”
With the addition of “Fox59 News @ Six”, Fox59 will produce 50 hours of live, local news Monday through Friday – nearly double the amount of weekday news offerings from all other Indianapolis stations. The 60 hours of news Monday – Sunday make Fox59 the 5th largest news producer in the country.
Since 2009, Fox59 has gone from producing 27 hours of news each week to 60 hours of news each week. The station has added half hour newscasts at 4am and 4:30am along with hour-long newscasts at 9am, 4pm and 5pm. The station also expanded to weekend mornings, adding four hours of morning news on both Saturday and Sunday. The additional newscasts have led to more ratings gains than any other Indianapolis station, highlighted by Fox59’s rise to being the most watched morning news.
“We wouldn’t be doing this if viewers didn’t come to us every other time we added additional hours of news in the last three years,” said News Director Lee Rosenthal. “Our hour at 6:00 will continue our mission - at any hour of the morning, day or night – of being the go-to place for the big stories as they happen.”
The hour-long 6pm news will make it the only local news option from 6:30-7pm. As part of this additional hour, viewers will see several new on-air faces added to the staff. Several new positions will also be created behind the scenes. The newscast will debut Monday, September 10.
Fox59 is a Tribune Broadcasting station. Tribune is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company's broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago's WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience.