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WNBC Returning Newscast to 5 p.m.

Two years after scrapping its 5 p.m. newscast in favor of the local lifestyle show “LX New York,” WNBC has decided to return news to the timeslot. In September, the station will debut a new, one-hour newscast in the spot that previously held the station’s iconic “Live at Five” brand for nearly three decades.

“NBC 4 believes in local news, and we are making that investment with the addition of the 5 p.m. newscast,” general manager Michael Jack told the Daily News in announcing the programming shift. “Our station has an important responsibility to deliver critical local news and information to our viewers, and the 5 p.m. will help us do that.”

The introduction of “LX New York,” which has since been rebranded “New York Live,” was part of a larger rescaling effort that led to layoffs and tension in the newsroom. The return of a 5 p.m. newscast should give the WNBC news team a welcome jolt of confidence in the direction of the station.

WNBC plans to move “New York Live” to 3 p.m.

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WNBC’s Jane Hanson: “I’m a Woman Over 50, and Women Over 50 Are Not Necessarily Welcomed”

“I’m a woman over 50, and women over 50 are not necessarily welcomed on television,” WNBC’s Jane Hanson told TVSpy’s sister site FishbowlNY recently.

“I honestly thought this may be a really nice signal for women out there that you don’t have to be 35, or you don’t have to be 25. You can be over 50, go back on the air and actually have a voice.”

Hanson spent 27 years with WNBC, much of it as a morning anchor, before being unceremoniously fired in 2006.

But now she’s back with the station and recently celebrated her 1-year anniversary as the co-host of the NBC-affiliate’s afternoon lifestyle show “LX New York.” Read more at FishbowlNY