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In Buffalo, a Switch For WGRZ-Produced 10 p.m. Newscast

The 10 p.m. newscast produced by Buffalo NBC affiliate WGRZ will switch from airing on MyNetworkTV affiliate WNYO to Fox affiliate WUTV next week, according to the Buffalo Daily NewsAlan Pergament. The newscast will also expand to seven days a week:

Effective April 8, [WGRZ]’s 10 p.m. newscast will switch from little-watched WNYO-TV to local Fox affiliate WUTV and it will expand from five nights a week to seven nights a week with the addition of weekend newscasts. Both stations are owned by Sinclair Broadcasting.

That will mean a few weeks before the start of the May sweeps, [WGRZ]’s newscast on WUTV will be getting stronger lead-ins than [WIVB]’s 10 O’Clock News gets on sister station WNLO from little-watched CW programming here.

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Melissa Holmes Named Morning Co-Anchor at WGRZ

Melissa Holmes will take over in January as the weekday morning co-anchor at WGRZ, Buffalo’s NBC affiliate.

Holmes, who joined WGRZ at the beginning of this year, has been filling in on the morning newscast since Jodi Johnston signed off in November. She will officially take over as the program’s co-anchor alongside John Beard on January 3.

“Her professionalism, strong journalistic background, and her engaging personality are the perfect match for our talented morning team,” WGRZ news director Jeff Woodard said in announcing the promotion. “She has quickly become a favorite among our fans, and we look forward to her continued growth in this new role.”

Since joining the station, Holmes has been anchoring the 10 p.m. newscast on WGRZ’s sister station, WNYO.

WGRZ’s Marissa Bailey Leaving Buffalo For Chicago

WGRZ anchor Marissa Bailey is leaving the Buffalo NBC-affiliate in January, according to Buffalo media reporter Alan Pergament.

“I was at a crossroads,” Bailey told Pergament. “I decided to look for new challenges and new opportunities. This is a risk because I’m leaving a job and a city I love.”

After five years at WGRZ, Bailey will follow her boyfriend to Chicago. She said she was “not at liberty” to talk about any potential opportunities she has lined up, but she has hired a Chicago-based agent and plans to look for work in television there.

Bailey anchors the 10 p.m. newscast on MyNetworkTV-affiliate WNYO, which is produced by WGRZ. She is also a reporter for the station.