NEW YORK –– NBC 4 New York / WNBC announced that weekend anchor Natalie Pasquarella will co-anchor the station’s soon-to-be launched 4 PM newscast. Pasquarella will join co-anchor Stefan Holt and weather anchor Dave Price for the new newscast, which debuts on June 13.
Pasquarella has served as a weekday reporter and weekend evening co-anchor for News 4 New York since last fall, following her arrival from WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina. At WSOC, Pasquarella co-anchored the station’s weekday 5:30 PM and 10 PM newscasts.
Holt, who will start at the station in mid-April, was named co-anchor of NBC 4 New York’s 4 PM news earlier this year. He joins the station from WMAQ, the NBC-owned television station in Chicago, where he co-anchored the station’s weekday morning and midday newscasts. Holt will report for the station in addition to his 4 PM anchor role. His father is NBC News anchor Lester Holt.
Price currently serves as weather anchor for NBC 4 New York’s noon and 5:30 PM weekday broadcasts. He joined the station last fall.
“Natalie, Stefan and Dave share NBC 4 New York’s commitment to broadcast excellence,” said Susan Sullivan, Vice President of News, NBC 4 New York. “They all possess a tremendous work ethic, connect with their audience and are devoted to providing our viewers with the information they need – when they need it. We think they’ll make a great team.”
The new 4 PM newscast will deliver viewers the major local news developments of the day, including breaking news, weather, investigative and consumer reporting.
In addition to the launch of the new 4 PM newscast, NBC 4 New York announced slight anchor changes to its other evening newscasts. At 5 PM, David Ushery and Sibila Vargas will co-anchor the station’s 5 PM newscast, joined by chief meteorologist Janice Huff. Pasquarella will join lead news anchor Chuck Scarborough as co-anchors of the 6 PM newscast, joined by Huff and sports anchor Bruce Beck. The 11 PM news lineup of Scarborough, Vargas, Huff and Beck remains unchanged.
With the launch of the NBC 4 New York’s 4 PM newscast, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which was previously renewed by the NBC Owned Stations through the summer of 2020, will move to 3 PM. The Steve Harvey Show will air at 2 PM.