WFTX in Cape Coral, FL will add an extra hour to the front of its morning newscast beginning in January. Unlike many stations around the country, though, the Journal Broadcast-owned Fox-affiliate will not be expanding its newscast to 4:30 a.m. Instead WFTX has opted for a more humane 5:00 a.m. start time.
Earlier this month, WFTX added Lisa Spooner (left), who’s known for being somewhat of a morning news specialist. She will head up the station’s new 5:00 a.m. newscast, drawing on her experience as an anchor and managing editor for KYTX‘s morning news show in Tyler, TX and as a guest host for Acme Communications’ syndicated morning show “The Daily Buzz.”