Another day, another new 24/7 news channel – one we first told you about back in December.
Black News Channel is set to launch in November as a multi-platform news channel geared towards an African American audience.
The network will partner with Florida A&M University.
BNC is being led by former Congressman J.C. Watts Jr., who will also host his own show.
As we originally told you last December, longtime broadcast executive Gary Wordlaw will serve as the network’s vice president of news and programming.
“We’re going to be producing between eight and 14 hours of creative content a day. Of that, eight hours is going to be dedicated to actual news coverage,” Wordlaw said to Urban Hollywood 411.
The network plans to hire about 100 staffers before its launch.
Already on board are conservative author and media personality Larry Elder and ABC News Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts, who will join the channel as a contributor while continuing his role at ABC.
The operation has also signed veteran Washington anchor-reporter Del Walters.