Longtime viewers of several morning newscasts will soon see some major changes.

Spectrum News announced that over the next several weeks, they plan on dropping the local newscasts in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse and replacing it with a New York statewide newscast.

The current morning shows will be replaced by Spectrum’s new “Your Morning” show, which is currently hosted by Albany-based anchors Julie Chapman and Dan Bazile.


Chapman and Bazile have anchored the local Albany newscast since 2018 and now will expand their roles to cover most of New York State. Each local market will have a segment during the show for local stories. The "News in 90" will allow for local stories that are focused on each of the different markets. Everything else from the "Your Morning" show will be the same across all markets.

The move is a cost-cutting move for Spectrum as well. While no official reports have been made, several positions are expected to be eliminated due to the change to the state-wide morning newscast.

Spectrum News launched in 1990 and is a 24-hour news channel available to Spectrum cable subscribers.

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The exact date of the switch was not officially announced, but the move is expected to happen before the end of October.

This is just another big change in local TV news over the past several months. It was just a couple of weeks ago that two long-time Buffalo, New York TV Veterans announced they were leaving their respective station.

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