WRAL News launching 4pm newscast
Posted January 8, 2015
WRAL News is expanding to serve the viewers in its 23-county viewing area. WRAL News at 4 p.m. on FOX 50 launches Jan. 12 and will be anchored by veteran news team Gerald Owens, Jackie Hyland and meteorologist Mike Maze.
Owens, Hyland and Maze currently anchor top-ranked WRAL News at 5:30 p.m. and the No. 1 ranked WRAL News at 10 p.m. on FOX 50.
I’m looking forward to coming back from knee replacement surgery to a brand new newscast! Some of the biggest stories of our time happened before 5 p.m. Seriously, we’re excited to bring you the news an hour earlier, with newer, fresher content. We’ll have original local news, national and international. We’re committed to this being a different newscast from what you’ll see at 5 p.m. Jackie, Mike and I have a great time working together and being there for you. We are proud to bring you more of WRAL News on FOX 50. Hope you’ll join us. – Gerald
First, I am honored to be the anchor of a brand new broadcast on FOX 50. When I came here in 2011, I also had the honor of being a part of the expanded WRAL News at 10 p.m. on FOX 50 and taking on a brand new segment called “What’s Trending.” I’m so grateful the viewers welcomed me then and continue to join me on TV each night. We want the new 4 p.m. news to be different, unique and fresh! We’re adding some social media elements that you can participate in with us. I so enjoy working with Mike and Gerald. We have awesome chemistry, and we're not afraid to have fun! So look out, we WILL have fun!! Hope to see you there each weekday afternoon. – Best, Jackie
I’m grateful to be chosen as the meteorologist on the new 4 p.m. news. Afternoons is when most of the action happens in the WeatherCenter. There are so many times in the warm weather months where we have thunderstorms firing up late in the afternoon. We’ll be right there in the thick of it, tracking and showing you what storms may become severe. I’ll be there for you. I take great pride and responsibility in helping to keep you safe. And yes, we’ll have a little fun, too! We have some great social media things planned for you so you can be part of the newscast, too. See you on TV! – Mike
WRAL also produces news weekday mornings 7 to 9 a.m. on FOX 50. In 2014, WRAL was North Carolina’s most-watched television station, receiving the top honor of Outstanding News Operation at the North Carolina Associated Press awards for the seventh time in nine years.
WRAL-TV took home a total of 14 honors from the RTDNAC/AP awards ceremony honoring the best in broadcast journalism in North Carolina and South Carolina.
The station also won three regional Edward R. Murrow awards and was honored with seven trophies, including News Excellence, at the MidSouth Regional Emmy Awards. The station also won 3 national Gabriel Awards, including Secular TV Station of the Year.
You can participate through social media using #4pmFOX50.