Spectrum announces details about Los Angeles operation, first promo
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With plans to add 125 employees including 30 multimedia reporters, Spectrum News Los Angeles aims to go beyond the car chase and fire, focusing on in-depth reporting and long-form storytelling.
The new network’s schedule will be anchored by a weekday morning show known as “The Beat on 1,” similar to sister-station NY1’s “Mornings on 1,” with Giselle Fernandez, Lisa McRee, Alex Cohen and Melvin Robert.
Lisa McRee, formerly of ABC News and “Good Morning America” will host a nightly news magazine while Melvin Robert will host a weekly show focused on arts and culture, “The SoCal Scene.”
Other announced programming includes “Inside The Issues,” a political program hosted by Alex Cohen, and “LA Stories,” a weekly documentary-style show featuring in-depth one-on-one interviews with local newsmakers hosted by Giselle Fernandez.
Spectrum Networks also plans additional original programming for primetime which will be announced closer to launch.