News deal expanded in Portland, ME


Sinclair’s WGME-TV (CBS) Portland, ME announced an expansion of the news programming it produces for Max Media’s WPFO-TV (Fox). The evening news will be expanded and a new morning show added.

Effective April 5th, the current 35-minute weeknight 10:00 pm newscast on “Fox23” will be expanded to a one-hour newscast.  In addition, WGME will produce a morning program Monday through Friday 7-9 am called “Good Day Maine,” which will be anchored by WGME 13’s news team of Erin Ovalle and Doug Ray, and Storm Team 13’s Sara Long.

“We are excited to grow our partnership with Fox23. Good Day Maine will bring southern Maine viewers a truly local news at 7:00 am in the morning providing important breaking news, up-to-the-minute weather updates, real time traffic reports, and school closings. The 10:00 pm news has been a tremendous success and, by expanding it to one hour, allows us to provide viewers with more in depth local news coverage,” said Tom Humpage, General Manager of WGME.

“We look forward to not only bringing the Portland-Auburn market more late news, but a new, local early morning show.  Expanding News 13 on Fox and launching Good Day Maine will provide an opportunity for an in-depth look at the Maine communities we serve with interviews and live segments in addition to up-to-the-minute news coverage,” said Tom MacArthur, General Manager of WPFO.