WPRI Media: Eyewitness News at 6:30pm

Eyewitness News to Launch 6:30pm News on Fox Providence

Eyewitness News is expanding its commitment to local news viewers. Beginning Monday, January 27, 2014, Eyewitness News at 6:30pm will debut on Fox Providence and will be the market’s only local newscast in the time period Monday through Friday.

“We’re expanding our early evening news coverage to help fit the busy lifestyles of our viewers in Southern New England,” says Eyewitness News Director Karen Rezendes. “Our news team is committed to providing them more local news and weather content when they want it.”

Eyewitness News at 6:30pm on Fox Providence will be co-anchored by Shannon Hegy and Steve Nielsen. The half-hour newscast will provide viewers more coverage of the day’s top stories, breaking news coverage, and investigative coverage. Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca will keep viewers prepared with his live Pinpoint Doppler 12 Futurecast. Eyewitness Sports Director Yianni Kourakis will provide highlights and coverage of local sports, college sports, as well as Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins.

“Our news expansion is all about giving our viewers more of what they’ve come to count on us for,” says Patrick Wholey, President & General Manager of WPRI 12, Fox Providence, and myRITV. “This new, nightly newscast will give them more local coverage, breaking news, dependable weather and sports information when it’s convenient for them.”

To learn more about Eyewitness News at 6:30pm on Fox Providence, go to WPRI.com.