affiliate WJLA-TV Washington's Good
Morning Washington early newscast is moving its start time to 4:30 a.m.
from 5 a.m. as of Aug. 30. It joins a growing parade of morning news programs
getting an earlier start to the day to match morning commuters.
extra half-hour of local news replaces the ABC network's half-hour morning
newscast, America This Morning
(formerly World News This Morning), on the station.
this week, WABC-TV, the ABC-owned station in New York, announced it was also
beginning its morning news program a half-hour earlier at 4:30 a.m. starting
newscasts lead into Good Morning America
at 7 a.m.