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WMTW To Add News at 5:00 p.m.

On September 9, Portland, ME, ABC affiliate WMTW will begin airing an hour-long newscast at 5:00 p.m.

“We’re thrilled that WMTW is growing each year and across so much of our programming and platforms.” said WMTW general manager Dave Abel. “By strengthening our product we will reward our longtime watchers with more local weather and news while attracting a growing audience seeking something new and fresh.”

The 5:00 p.m. show will be anchored by Tracy Sabol and meteorologist Roger Griswold. Abel told the Portland Press Herald he will soon announce the addition of a male co-anchor for both the 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. newscasts.

“Dr. Phil” will move from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to take the place of the canceled “Ricki Lake Show.”

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WMTW Promotes Hearst Veteran Amy Beveridge to News Director

WMTW, an ABC-affiliate serving southern Maine, has promoted newsroom veteran Amy Beveridge to news director.

Beveridge has served as assistant news director at WMTW for the past three years and has been a part of the Hearst organization for nearly a decade, first as a producer for WPBF in West Palm Beach and later with Baltimore’s WBAL, before moving to Maine in 2008.

“I am pleased to see Amy promoted to her new position,” said WMTW president and general manager Dave Abel in a press release. “Her ideas, passion and dedication to News, our station and Hearst Television are strong.”

A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Beveridge began her TV career with NECN. She is replacing George Matz, who left WMTW in May after six years leading the newsroom to join Kansas City duopoly KMBC-KCWE as assistant news director.

In June, Beveridge and WMTW celebrated a national Edward R. Murrow award for the best small market newscast in the country.