Mindy Basera WBAL morning team

Mindy Basera WBAL morning team

Baltimore viewers will have an extra hour of locally produced news available starting Oct. 3 when WBAL-TV adds 60 minutes to its weekday morning newscast.

The newcast will air on the station's digital Channel 11.2, while NBC's "Today" airs on Channel 11. WBAL is the NBC affiliate in Baltimore.

Here's the email to WBAL staff from Dan Joerres, station general manager and president:

As another testament to WBAL-TV’s news leadership in the market, we are thrilled to announce the addition of a 7am newscast to WBAL- Plus Monday through Friday starting on October 3rd.  By continuing our morning news on WBAL Plus, we are able to offer the best of both worlds in local and national news, with viewers having access to both the Today Show and the market’s number one morning news team.

This hour–long newscast will offer news headlines, weather and traffic, as well as breaking news and other necessary information.  We see this as an opportunity to extend our Live, Local Latebreaking brand to viewers looking for more local coverage in the morning...