CTV News Expands Local Coverage in Kitchener; CTV NEWS AT FIVE Begins this Fall

— June 7, 2017

– CTV NEWS AT FIVE delivers weekday newscasts focusing on Southwestern Ontario –
– RTDNA winner for Best Television Newscast CTV NEWS KITCHENER is part of CTV’s major expansion of 5 p.m. local news programming, with locally focused newscasts on all CTV stations across Canada –

KITCHENER (June 7, 2017) – Announced today as part of CTV’s fall schedule reveal, CTV NEWS KITCHENER expands its local news programming this fall with the addition of an early-evening newscast, CTV NEWS AT FIVE. Featuring unique weekday broadcasts highlighting the biggest news from across Southwestern Ontario, CTV NEWS AT FIVE begins this fall, and leads into Kitchener’s #1 source for news and this year’s RTDNA Bert Cannings Award for Best Newscast (Medium Market) winner, CTV NEWS AT SIX, to further bolster CTV News’ commitment to local news coverage. “With the addition of CTV NEWS AT FIVE this fall, the CTV Kitchener team will work to expand our award-winning local news coverage and be bigger than ever,” said Kristin Wever, News Director, CTV Kitchener. “Viewers can tune in to CTV NEWS AT FIVE to stay informed as the stories of their communities continue to unfold.” CTV Kitchener joins the six CTV stations already delivering CTV NEWS AT FIVE (CTV Vancouver, CTV Calgary, CTV Red Deer, CTV Edmonton, CTV Lethbridge, and CTV Atlantic). With today’s nationwide announcement, the following local stations will also add 5 p.m. newscasts to their lineups this fall: CTV Saskatoon CTV Regina CTV Prince Albert CTV Yorkton CTV Winnipeg CTV Northern Ontario CTV Ottawa CTV Montreal Further details, including broadcast teams for CTV NEWS AT FIVE, will be announced in the coming months.

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