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St. Louis ABC Affiliate to Launch ‘Non-Traditional’ Newscast

KDNL_30_News_logoSinclair’s St. Louis ABC affiliate is giving local news another try.

KDNL is launching what it calls a “non-traditional newscast” starring local conservative radio host Jamie Allman, starting January 2015.

The show will air at 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. nightly. In a press release, KDNL promised, “The newscast will be an informative, debate-driven format focusing on the topics of the day with guest commentators and a wide social media presence.”

“The goal is to go beyond the headlines and provide context and perspective of a particular issue,” said Sinclair Broadcast Group VP of news Scott Livingston. “We know that there is an appetite for a more in-depth conversation on the issues. We want to engage our viewing audience and get St. Louis talking.”

GM Tom Tipton told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the station would be hiring “a reporter and at least a dozen people in other roles.” Read more

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Jamie Allman Joins KTVI as Political Contributor

Conservative radio host Jamie Allman is joining St. Louis Fox affiliate KTVI as a political contributor, the station has announced.

Allman was an investigative and political reporter at rival KMOV, the CBS affiliate, for 14 years. For the past nine years, he has been a morning radio host in the St. Louis area.

“Jamie will be an excellent addition to our political team coverage,” news director Audrey Prywitch said in a statement. “Fair and balanced means offering a platform for all views.”

At KTVI, Allman will provide analysis and discuss topical issues for locally-produced election specials.