NBC 6 expands local news coverage with 4:30 a.m. show

Jawan Strader and Pam Giganti will anchor NBC 6’s new 4:30 a.m. weekday newscast.
Jawan Strader and Pam Giganti will anchor NBC 6’s new 4:30 a.m. weekday newscast.


South Florida television viewers have a new option in early morning news: WTVJ-NBC 6 has added a 4:30 a.m. weekday newscast to its programming.

The move is in response to strong ratings for a 4:30 a.m. news show that the station aired during the Winter Olympics. It will increase the station’s on-air local news coverage to 31 hours a week.

“We had an overwhelming viewer response to the 4:30 a.m. newscast we launched during the Olympics, and we are excited to make it a permanent addition to our lineup,” Migdalia Figueroa, the station’s vice president of news, said in a statement.

NBC 6 veterans Jawan Strader and Pam Giganti will anchor the early broadcast, with weather forecasts from meteorologist Ryan Phillips and traffic updates from Kelly Blanco.

South Florida ABC affiliate WPLG-Local 10 also airs a 4:30 a.m. weekday newscast.

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