New multiplatform program features interviews, in-depth reporting and engaging roundtable discussion segments.
All episodes plus exclusive online content at KQEDnews.org.
KQED News is proud to announce the premiere of its new news and public affairs series KQED NEWSROOM on television, radio and online. The multiplatform program features three-time Emmy Award–winning journalist and anchor Thuy Vu as host, and Scott Shafer, the award-winning host of The California Report, as senior correspondent. The weekly television series premieres in primetime on Friday, October 18, at 8pm on KQED Public Television 9, following Washington Week, which moves to 7:30pm. It will also be broadcast on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM on Sundays at 6pm, beginning October 20. All episodes plus exclusive online content will be available at KQEDNews.org.
KQED NEWSROOM builds on KQED’s long history of innovative news coverage and reporting. The title is a nod to KQED’s groundbreaking 1968 program, which was the first nightly news series on public television and directly influenced the 1975 national launch of The MacNeil/Lehrer Report. KQED NEWSROOM will include an ongoing roundtable discussion segment, as well as new segments featuring stories from all KQED News sources with interviews, debates and field reporting.
“Our viewers hold KQED to a very high standard. KQED NEWSROOM builds on the in-depth coverage they expect from us and is one example of how KQED is adapting to serve the changing needs of our audience,” said Michael Isip, KQED’s vice president of television. “The KQED NEWSROOM team, on air and behind the scenes, comes to the table with decades of experience in local and national journalism. They are the right team to implement a new vision of a weekly news series that is fully integrated into the larger KQED News operation.”