(Edited from WJXT Press Release) – WJXT will launch Jacksonville’s first 4pm daily newscast, News4JAX at 4pm, streaming and on-air starting January 23. The half hour newscast will be followed by Inside Edition at 4:30pm.
“Jacksonville is a passionate local news town,” said Bob Ellis, Vice President and General Manager. “The people that live here want to know what’s happening in their communities. With our new 4pm newscast, they’ll be able to get the important stories of the day on TV an hour earlier.”
Tarik Minor expands his anchoring duties, which will now include News4JAX at 4pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Tarik will be joined by meteorologist Rebecca Barry, giving viewers their first look at the evening’s complete forecast, breaking news alerts and important local stories.
“Viewers have told us loud and clear they want live, first run programs in the afternoons,” said Ellis. “We’ll be the only station in Jacksonville providing this, and it gives us even more opportunities to serve the Jacksonville community. That’s why we’re The Local Station.”