CW 'Wake Up News' is being put to sleep
CBS3 will expand its morning news to two additional hours seen on CW Philly 57.
After four years, The CW's "Wake Up News" -- a partnership between CBS3 and Traffic.com -- is going away.
Effective June 29, CBS3's "Eyewitness News This Morning," which now airs from 5 to 7 a.m., will be expanded to 7 to 9 a.m. -- though those two hours will air on CW Philly 57.
What this means, besides a dial change at 7 a.m.: "Wake Up" anchor Natasha Brown will report for the new newscast. "Wake Up" traffic guy Sean Murphy will continue as a feature reporter and backup for CBS3 traffic guy Bob Kelly, and weathercaster Christa Quinn will do backup work for CBS3, a station spokeswoman said.
The CW show is produced in Traffic.com's Wayne studios. By using the CBS3 studios, the expanded program will be in all HD.
The station says Ukee Washington and Liz Keptner will anchor the program on both stations along with meteorologist Maria LaRosa and Kelly.
Earlier this year, CBS3 started a 10 p.m. 'cast with Dave Huddleston, branded as "Eyewitness News," on CW Philly 57.