Nancy Alvarez, veteran anchor at Cox-owned WFTV in Orlando, FL, will add an extra hat when she takes on hosting duties for pubcaster WUCF’s “NewsNight,” covering local journalism and community issues.

The roundtable format debuts at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 5.

“This show comes at a time when the value of journalism is being questioned,” Phil Hoffman, WUCF executive director, said in a statement. “At WUCF, we believe there is always an urgent need for honest storytelling and open discussion.”

If the program lives up to its stated mission to provide context and meaning behind some of the region’s biggest stories, it will be a worthwhile endeavor.

But we’ve all had out hopes raised and dashed before.

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