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In Fort Myers, WINK Replacing ‘Oprah’ with Newscast

WINK, a CBS-affiliate in southwest Florida, is preparing a new 4 p.m. newscast to replace “Oprah” when the show leaves syndication at the end of May.

WINK is the latest station to announce that it would replace “Oprah” with local news. Earlier this week, Atlanta’s WSB said that it was preparing to debut a new, one-hour newscast, following similar announcements from New York’s WABC and Chicago’s WLS, which has served as Oprah’s TV home for decades.

The new newscast will be anchored by Cayle Thompson and Stacey Adams (above, left), with Scott Zedeker providing weather updates. Thompson currently anchors WINK’s noon and 7 p.m. newscasts while Adams helms the 11 p.m. news in addition to doing a 10 p.m. newscast on CW-affiliate WXCW.

“There’s a substantial appetite for news in this market,” said WINK news director Russ Kilgore.

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