WBFF Fox 45 is planning to launch weekend morning news programs starting Jan. 20, according to Bill Fanshawe, the station's general manager.

The news programs will air from 6 a.m.-8 a.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on Sundays. Fox has a newscast from 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

"I'm just working around the network schedule," Fanshawe said in an email, explaining the break in the local broadcast during the 9 o'clock hour.

As for anchors, "We haven't named any talent yet," Fanshawe said. "We will start the interviewing process shortly."

The Sinclair-owned station has been one of the most aggressive and successful in expanding its morning news programming in recent years under Fanshawe's direction.

The story of stations in Baltimore adding newscasts rather than cutting back is a happy one to be reporting.