WLEX (Channel 18) is adding another newscast to its weekday lineup. Beginning Sept. 7, Lexington's NBC affiliate will debut a 30-minute newscast at 4 p.m.
With the additional news show, WLEX will have six hours of local news programming each weekday. The station also has newscasts at 5 and 6 a.m., noon, and 12:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 7 and 11 p.m.
The 4 p.m. show will focus on the day's big news stories, but it also will have lifestyle and entertainment news, according to a news release.
Kristen Pflum and Devon Patton will co-host the newscast. Dia Davidson will anchor news and health segments, Lee Cruse will do entertainment reporting, and meteorologist Jessica Starr will anchor weather.
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The show will also feature audience interaction through WLEX's Facebook page.
The program that has been airing at 4 p.m., The Ellen DeGeneres Show, will move to 2 p.m., and The Rachael Ray Show, which has been at 2, moves to 11 a.m. Inside Edition will air at 4:30 p.m.