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View Poll Results: What is your preferred Denver local newscast?
ABC - Channel 7 7 17.50%
CBS - Channel 4 0 0%
FOX - Channel 31 10 25.00%
NBC - Channel 9 14 35.00%
I don't care about local news 9 22.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

Old 02-03-2019, 07:34 AM
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I did some searching and couldn't find a recent thread that discusses local news options, so I thought I would throw this one out there. Of the "Big Four" networks, which local newscast do you prefer to watch?

Up until recently, I was a fan of 9news (NBC). But they've lost a lot of veteran on-air talent and replaced it with a younger group of "millennials" who are more concerned with out-witting one another and covering human interest stories than covering the actual news. I know they do a lot of good things in the community (food drives, etc.), but they need to focus on doing what they're supposed to do - cover the news.

I've shifted my viewership to channel 7 (ABC) of late - their on-air talent is much more professional and they cover more local news and stories of significance.

Can't speak much for the other two networks, so I'll let others chime in on those.

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Old 02-03-2019, 09:44 AM
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I hate TV news of all flavors.
I get my local news from: NextDoor, Westword, Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post, Denver Business News, Denver Business Journal, Colorado Sun, Colorado Independent.
I am a reader and prefer non-linear forms of news.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:56 AM
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I flip back and forth between 7 and 9. I watch 9 if Kyle Clark is on but I don't care much for the 2nd and 3rd stringers. I watch 7 if Anne Trujillo and Shannon Ogden are on.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:00 PM
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Local TV news is and always has been five minutes of content stretched out to a half hour, two columns in any newspaper, and prone to "if there's footage, it leads." I can't believe anyone watches it in these days of endless news sources of every viewpoint, or gives it more cred than a digital billboard.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:42 PM
Location: Denver CO
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I usually watch channel 2 news.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:56 PM
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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I watched channel 9 back in the day when I lived in CO, had some of the best local news coverage. Mike Nelson and Ed Green used to be the two meteorologists on that station before they had Kathy Sabine. Its not as good compared to the 90s and early 2000s. Kyle Clark does a good job reporting the news in my opinion while keeping a neutral position.

I don't bother watching the local news in AZ, just get it all online.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:28 PM
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I bounce around between ch 7 and 9, depending who is on. I've never watched any of the others. I watch 9 more now that Belen Deleon is gone. She was horrible.

I find both their formats (and presumably the others, too) annoying. For example, "It's going to be a nice day, full forecast later." Stop wasting time with the teasers and just say what you're going to say!
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:10 PM
Location: In The Thin Air
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I watch channel 9 in the morning and that is about it for the day. I probably catch 15 minutes of it just for the quick traffic and weather reports.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 16 days ago)
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We like to watch Channel 9 on Channel 20 at 9 PM, followed by "Next". Well, DH doesn't like "Next". If we miss that, we watch Channel 4.

Channel 7 did an anti-vaccine story recently, so I quit watching them.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:44 PM
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Anything without Kyle Clark. He is the worst of the worst. Wish they would hurry up and fire him. All TV news people get fired it seems.
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