WKPT, the ABC affiliate in the Tri-Cities area of northeastern Tennessee and southwestern Virgina, is resurrecting its news department. WKPT last produced its own newscasts in 2008.

“Over the past few months we’ve built a homegrown news team,” Jim Bailey, WKPT director of news and public affairs, told TVNewsCheck. “Our assistant news director, all of our reporters, my co-anchor and our meteorologist are all from the Tri-Cities area.”

Bailey began rebuilding the news department when he started at the station in January 2012. Read more