Nexstar Media Group said it is expanding the local news programming at KRCW-TV, the CW affiliate in Portland, Oregon, a station acquired when Nexstar bought Tribune Broadcasting earlier this year.
The station’s 10 p.m. newscast will be a full hour, up from a half hour, starting Monday.
And starting Oct. 27, the station will begin airing a 30-minute Sunday night sports highlight show called Game On!
The newscast will continue to be produced independently by KOIN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Portland acquired by Nexstar in 2016.
“Expanding local news is core to our mission of serving the local communities of the greater Portland area,” said Patrick Nevin, VP and general manger of KRCW-TV and KOIN-TV.
Broadcasting and Cable reports some of the new segments that will launch on the expanded KRCW 10 p.m. news include Positive Vibes, hosted by KOIN-TV morning anchor Jenny Hansson.
The segments feature uplifting stories of Portland citizens making a positive impact in the community. The station will also broadcast Community Champions segments in which viewers nominate people providing outstanding service to the area.