CBS5 welcomes veteran meteorologist to evening newscasts

In addition to announcing a brand new expansion of morning and noon news on CBS5, there are changes coming to the evening newscasts as well.

Starting later this spring Meteorologist Mike Brookins will permanently join Michael Benny on the CBS5 news at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm and 11pm. Brookins has forecasted for Central New Yorkers for the past ten years at CNY Central. He currently appears on the stations' early and late evening weekend newscasts, as well as several newscasts during the week.

CNY Central is the largest media company in Central New York operating WSTM NBC3, WTVH CBS5, WSTQ CW6, ESTM and With its combined resources, CNY Central serves the community by providing over 60 hours of news per week reaching 600,000 households and 1,500,000 viewers across 15 Counties.

CNY Central also provides hours of coverage and public service announcements for a broad array of charities, fundraisers and community events. CNY Central airs the programs of the NBC, CBS and CW networks, popular syndicated programs like Ellen and How I Met Your Mother, as well as nearly every major sporting league including NFL, NCAA, NY Yankees, PGA Tour and the Olympics. CNY Central is the local home of Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) football and basketball.

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