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KPTV-KPDX Launching 9 p.m. Newscast

kptv logo Portland Fox affiliate KPTV is launching a 9 p.m. newscast on sister station KPDX in September.

“More than ever before, we live in an on-demand world,” KPTV-KPDX general manager Andy Delaporte said in a statement. “The 9 O’clock News is launching as a direct response to the needs of busy Oregon and southwest Washington viewers. In addition to our 24-7 livestream on KPTV.com, FOX 12 and PDX TV are here when viewers need us with the most options to access morning, early evening, primetime and late-night newscasts in the Portland market.”

No word yet on who will anchor the broadcast. KPDX has an 8 p.m. newscast anchored by Wayne Garcia and Amy Troy, who also anchor the 10 p.m. newscast on KPTV.

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Julie Grauert Joins WPIX From Rival WNYW

Julie Grauert is joining WPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City, as a morning traffic reporter and evening general assignment reporter. Her first day at the station will be May 13.

Grauert comes from rival WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City. She has previously worked at KPTV-KPDX in Portland, Ore. and KNBN in Rapid City, S.D.

“Julie has a strong local news background. She brings a reporter’s inquisitiveness to traffic coverage, and that will benefit our viewers,” WPIX news director Mark Effron said in a statement.