The newscast has been produced for WJZY by Charlotte CBS-affiliate WBTV since 2003. It will air this week on both stations, but beginning next Monday, it will air only on WMYT.
In a statement, WJZY-WMYT vice president and general manager Shawn Harris said the change is a result of independent research on evening news viewers in the Charlotte market that found the MyNetworkTV-affiliate to have a more “news-friendly” audience.
The revamped newscast will be condensed to 30 minutes and feature new graphics. WBTV’s Molly Grantham will remain the anchor, with sports anchor Delano Little and meteorologist Eric Thomas contributing. Beginning next week, WJZY will air “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” at 10 p.m.