NBC4 is adding another dose of news to replace ‘Ellen’

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NBC4 will add a news block leading into “NBC Nightly News” with anchor Lester Holt.
(NBC News)

NBC4 is expanding its weekday afternoon news block.

The NBC affiliate will add an hour of news to replace Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, which aired its finale earlier this month.

NBC4 sportscaster Fred Roggin has seen it all. Before “Super Gold Sunday,” he sounds off on the Rams, Brian Flores, Tom Brady and the Olympics.

Feb. 9, 2022

Starting Sept. 12, the station will air a 30-minute local news broadcast at 3 p.m., followed by “NBC Nightly News” with anchor Lester Holt at 3:30 p.m. That broadcast will lead into the station’s late afternoon news block, which will kick off at 4 p.m.

The anchor team for the new local newscast has not been determined.


1:17 p.m. June 29, 2022: The post has been updated with a new start date for the NBC4 schedule.